We will be accepting applications for admission starting in the fall via the Graduate School’s online application. Please visit the Graduate School admission webpage to read about the Graduate School’s admission requirements before you begin.
During the application process, please be sure to select the correct “Intended Major Field of Study” (English M.A. or English Ph.D.) for the program for which you are applying:
|Academic Program||Intended Field of Study|
|Afro-American Bridge Program||Afro-Am MA & English PhD|
|Composition & Rhetoric Doctoral Program||English PhD|
|Creative Writing||Creative Writing MFA|
|English Language & Linguistics Doctoral Program||English PhD|
|Master’s Program in Applied English Linguistics||English MA|
|Literary Studies Doctoral Program*||English PhD|
* Note: We do not offer a terminal MA in Literary Studies. The Literary Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a doctoral program in which students earn an MA as the first stage in the process of completing the PhD. New students are expected to enter the program in the first stage, so please select English PhD as the “Intended Field of Study” on your application.