English and Humanities M.A. Admissions Requirements

In making decisions for admission, Marymount University takes a holistic approach to application review.

Application Deadlines:
Applications must be complete by the following deadlines to assure an admissions decision by the start of the term. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a time and space-available basis.

Spring 2022 enrollment: November 1, 2021
Summer 2022 enrollment: March 1, 2022
Fall 2022 enrollment: April 1, 2022 (Priority deadline) or August 1, 2022

Application Requirements:

  • Graduate Application
  • Official transcripts of all postsecondary education including evidence of bachelor’s degree with major in a humanities discipline, such as English, history, philosophy, art history, or comparative religion, comprising at least 18 credits in the discipline; directly to Marymount University’s Office of Graduate Enrollment Services, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207, or via an online delivery system to grad.admissions@marymount.edu
  • Sample 8-10 page critical paper
  • Personal statement
  • Two recommendations that speak directly to the applicant’s academic and interpersonal skills
  • Professional résumé

Additional Requirements for International Students:

For university coursework completed outside the U.S., an official course-by-course evaluation of your transcript is required from an evaluation agency with NACES membership such as World Education Services, Inc. or Educational Credentials Evaluators.

Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score from the TOEFL of 96, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE Academic exam of 58, or documentation of program completion at one of Marymount University’s language partners.

For complete information about International Admissions Guidelines and language partner programs, please click here.

Admissions Coordinator Contact Information:

James R. Spelman

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
(703) 526-6899
Schedule an appointment with James