Graduate Programs: How to Apply

All applicants must meet the Graduate School’s minimum admissions requirements of a Bachelor’s degree, 3.0 GPA, and proof of English language proficiency (non-native English speakers only). More information about the Graduate School's requirements can be found here

Program specific application checklists, materials and FAQ can be found at the links below:

Application Deadlines

Important: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the Department of English receives all application materials by the deadline. We encourage applicants to submit materials early.

September GRE scores can take six to eight weeks to arrive after the test date. We suggest you take the GRE in September for MA/PhD applications, or November for MFA and MATESOL applications. You need to ensure that ETS reports your official scores electronically to the University of Washington using the code: 4854.
December 15 Completed MA/PhD applications are due December 15.
January 2 Completed MFA applications are due January 2.
January 15 Completed MATESOL applications are due January 15.
April 1 MATESOL has a second application deadline of April 1st. However, most of the available openings are awarded in the first round of application review. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the January 15th deadline. 

Applicants may wish to visit Student Financial Aid for information on deadlines for need-based aid.