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Part 2 - Department Specific Materials

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Statement of Objectives:

n 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.

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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.

Submit Writing Sample

Letters of Reference:

Please submit three letters of reference. (Please note: We do not accept placement or credential files.) Please read the submission of Letters of Reference procedure.

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Last Updated 10/9/18

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