Application & Admissions

Prospective students may apply for admission only in the Fall semester. We do not admit new graduate students in the Spring or Summer semesters. The deadline for application to the MFA and PhD programs is January 15, 2015.

All required application materials are available from links listed below. Please carefully follow the steps described below to ensure that you have submitted a complete application. Linked documents will open in a new browser window.

Before you submit your completed application to our PhD program we recommend that you read this page:

Complete the University application materials—PhD or MFA

You must apply to the University online.

Online application. If you are paying the University application fee by personal or bank check or postal money order ($30.00 payable to “University of Florida”), print out the signature page of the online application form and enclose it with the check or money order in a sealed envelope marked “Application Fee.” These materials should be mailed directly to the University admissions office at the address shown below. (If your application fee was paid online with a credit card, you do not need to return the signature page or additional payment.)

Office of Admissions
University of Florida
201 Criser Hall
PO BOX 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611

The application fee is non-refundable. It is valid for one calendar year: an application may be updated within one year from the original anticipated term of admission without payment of a new application fee. Requests to update applications beyond one year will require submission of a new UF application form and payment of a new application fee.

Applicants for admission to any of the Department’s graduate degree programs are automatically considered for financial aid, in the form of Fellowships and/or Assistantships.

Completing the Departmental PhD application.

In addition to application forms required by UF, the Department of English requires that the following materials be included in the application packet. These items should be emailed to:

Subject line should read: Last Name, First Name, Year Applying, PhD Applicant. The Department does not accept print applications.

PhD Applicants must submit the following in .pdf format:

Completing the Departmental MFA application.

For the MFA application's requirements, see this page.

PhD applicants working in the fields of Victorian Studies or folklore may also wish to apply for a Kirkland Fellowship. Students interested in applying for a Kirkland Fellowship should supplement their regular application to enroll or transfer into the PhD program of the Department of English with a letter to the Graduate Coordinator of the department. You may email these letters to Kathy Williams, Program Assistant to the Graduate Coordinator

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