Double major, Minor, Liberal studies
Benefits of the MA
Co-op with SLU
ΦΣΤ Honor Society
Mission and Vision
3 Year Course Plan
2010 Five-Year Review
Application deadline for consideration of admission with an assistantship: February 15
The Department awards several of teaching assistantships per year, and occasionally faculty who have received grants hire students as their graduate research assistants. These TAships and RAship are competitive. Normally, an assistantship brings with it a full tuition remission and a modest salary. New students who assist in four courses per year earn $10,000 per year, with opportunities to earn additional money during the summer and the winter intercession.
A complete application must be received by February 15 for consideration for an assistantship. In addition to admission with assistantship, the Department continues to accept applications through June. Applicants during this period are much more likely to be placed on our wait-list rather than immediately receiving an offer; however, strong applicants still have a chance of being admitted, although most likely without any funding. (Under unusual circumstances, the Department will accept students for Spring or Summer admission.)
The following items are required for the M.A. application:
Transcripts of undergraduate study.
Writing sample, preferably around 15 pages.
Three letters of recommendation.
Personal statement explaining one's interest in the program.
GRE scores (strongly recommended although not required).