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Seeking English MA Program: Where might I apply with a realistic chance of being admitted?

bminorbminor 0 replies1 threads New Member
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could give me advice about applying to an English MA program. I am a fairly recent graduate of an English program at a very small and not-very-well-known private liberal arts college in my hometown in the Midwest. Since graduating, I have been teaching English at a small rural public school. I am interested in studying English literature at the graduate level with the ultimate goal of teaching English at a small college somewhere in the US. However, I'm not sure what MA program (assuming it would be best to start with an MA) it would be wise to apply to. I want to apply to a program into which I have a realistic chance of being accepted, but I also want to be on track for a PhD that will give me enable me to get a decent job. (I understand that they are increasingly scarce in the humanities.)


My "numbers" are as follows:

GPA: 3.95 overall, A average in English

GRE: 170/170 Verbal, 156/170 Quantatative, 4.5/6 Essay

GRE English Lit: 96th percentile

I can also count on very positive letters of recommendation from professors in and out of my subject area.

I'm not sure how much it matters, but I am also proficient in German and have intermediate reading ability in Latin and Hebrew.

I know so little about the world of higher academics that I feel the need to reach out for more information. I would sincerely appreciate any advice that I could be given.

Thank you very much!



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