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*Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the English department has made the difficult decision to pause admission to its PhD program for the 2021-2022 academic year. Forgoing a cohort of new students will allow us to prioritize support for our current graduate students, which we believe is the most ethical action we can take in these circumstances. We look forward to reading applications again in fall 2021 for the 2022 cohort.*


Brandeis University offers three graduate programs in English, a Master of Arts, a PhD and a Joint Master of Arts program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. To learn more about these programs, please visit the English department website. Application instructions can be found below.

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Application Requirements

To apply for all programs, you need to submit:

 For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.