The application process for all UNCG Graduate Programs is now online through the ApplyYourself Application Network on the UNCG Graduate School website (click on Prospective Students, then click Apply Online).
Deadline for Entry Fall Semester 2020: 15 December 2019
Deadline for Entry Fall Semester 2021: 15 December 2020
All materials need to be submitted to the UNCG Graduate School online (i.e. official transcripts and GRE scores) by the deadline.
The PhD is targeted to those preparing for careers in teaching and research in colleges and universities. Most applicants to the program already hold the MA degree; some applicants are accepted directly with the BA into an MA-PhD track.
After you have created an application account, you will be able to go in and add and save information until the application is complete and you are ready to submit. When you have completed your application and are ready to submit it, you can pay your application fee online via credit card. No application will be processed until the application fee is paid.
Besides the application information and fee, the following materials should be added to your online application:
Applications are reviewed on an annual basis.
Financial Aid: Two kinds of financial aid are available to doctoral students through the English Department. Students may request a teaching assistantship; if needed, an out-of-state tuition waiver may accompany an assistantship. Teaching Assistants teach three sections of composition per year (one section in one semester and two in the other) plus a writing center assignment. Teaching assistantships may be renewed for three additional years for students making good progress in the program. The department nominates its most outstanding applicants for competitive fellowships, some of which carry a current value of $22,000 and an out-of-state tuition waiver, if needed. Applicants whose materials are completed by January 1 are considered for assistantships and fellowships. For information about student loans and work study, contact the Office of Financial Aid.