Students are admitted to the 4+1 program by invitation only during the junior year.  The criteria for admission include a GPA in the major of at least 3.65.  If you are interested in the program and have an excellent GPA but do not receive an invitation by the end of March, please notify the Director of Graduate Studies.

Your invitation letter contains instructions on how to apply, including the completion of an application form that you download by clicking here: 

Application Form 

Please remember to send your application cover letter, the completed form, a 10-page research essay, and two letters of recommendation (may be emailed) to the Director of Graduate Studies in the English department by the specified deadline.  You must also send a copy of the completed application form along with a check for $45.00 made out to Tulane University to Anna Charles, Office of Research, School of Liberal Arts, Newcomb 102.

Transfer Credit

Although rare, up to 12 hours (4 courses) of credit for graduate work taken elsewhere may be counted toward the M.A. degree.


Students entering the 4+1 program pay a reduced tuition in their final year, set by the University. Students entering the M.A.
program pay regular tuition as specified by the School of Liberal Arts.


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