Application to the English master’s and doctoral programs is a two-step process:

Step 1: U.S. citizens must first apply to and be approved by Ball State's Graduate School. Learn more about the Graduate School's requirements and apply to the Graduate School.

Prospective international students must first apply to and be approved by Ball State University through the Rinker Center for International Programs. Learn more about requirements for international students.

Step 2: Apply to the Department of English. Be sure to note that not all documents are sent to the same place.

Application Deadlines

Graduate Program

Fall Admission

Spring Admission

Summer Admission

PhD

January 15

N/A

N/A

MA

July 7

November 11

N/A

Add-on License in English as a New Language (ENL)

July 7

November 11

April 15

Certificate in Teaching Writing

July 7

November 11

April 15

Graduate certificate in TESOL

July 7

N/A

April 15

Applications must be completed by January 15 to guarantee consideration for admission and assistantship support.