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Application Instructions - Department of English

The College at Brockport utilizes an online application for graduate admission. Please read the application instructions below and use the checklist as a guide.

Degrees Offered: Master of Arts and Advanced Certificate

Specialization/Emphasis:
Literature, MA
Creative Writing, MA
Creative Writing, Advanced Certificate

Department Contact:
Dr. Janie W. Hinds
jhinds@brockport.edu
(585) 395-5712

Application Deadline:
April 15 for summer or fall admission
November 15 for spring admission
** International applicants may apply for fall or spring admission (summer admission not an option)

Please note: Applications received after the published deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis.


Part I: Complete and submit the online application along with a non refundable processing fee of $50 fee (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover only) at www.brockport.edu/bounce/webapp.


Part II materials: We strongly suggest that you submit all items as quickly as possible to ensure timely review of your application.

  • Please electronically submit the following documents:
    1. Statement of Objectives: In a well developed essay of no less than 600 and no more than 800 words, please submit a statement of your objectives for undertaking graduate study and of your plans for a professional or scholarly career. Comment on your past work and experiences as they relate to this field of study.We suggest you use Microsoft Word or similar software to create your Statement of Objectives and upload it on the Statement of Objectives page.
    2. Writing sample:
        1. Creative Writing track: a sample of your creative writing-poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction of no more than 20 pages in length.
        2. Literature track: a nonfiction writing sample of no more than 8-10 pages in length. It must demonstrate your ability to write logical expository prose in standard.
        3. (We suggest you use Microsoft Word or similar software to create your writing sample and upload it on the
      Writing Sample page
        .)
    3. Three Letters of Reference: (Please note: We do not accept placement or credential files.)
      Please read the submission of Letters of Reference procedure.
      1. Letter of Reference I
      2. Letter of Reference II
      3. Letter of Reference III
  • Domestic applicants (International applicants refer to Part III materials below): Please request one official transcript from each and every college or university you have ever attended, even if you did not earn a degree there, regardless of perceived relevance of the course work to your current career goals, or the length of time that has passed since you attended. Transcripts must also be obtained from each and every college or university ever attended regardless of whether or not credits earned were later transferred elsewhere. Please instruct each institution to send the transcript directly to The Graduate School via postal mail or electronically via an e-script service such as Scrip Safe. (Please note: The College at Brockport graduates are not required to submit transcripts of their work at The College at Brockport. In addition, if you were already admitted to The College at Brockport as a non-degree student, you do not need to resubmit the transcript(s) you provided as part of that process.)

    Mail your transcripts to:
    The College at Brockport
    T he Graduate School - Morgan Hall
    350 New Campus Dr.
    Brockport, NY 14420

    Send e-script to:
    gradappdocs@brockport.edu


Part III materials - International applicants:

  • In addition to completing Part I and Part II, international applicants are required to submit additional documents as part of the application process. Click on the following link for a complete list of those documents and related instructions: International Part III materials.


We look forward to receiving your application!
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Last Updated 3/3/16