You must first apply and be approved to Ball State’s Graduate School or International Admissions.
Prepare and submit these materials:
The three doctoral programs admit new students for the fall semester only and applications must be complete by January 15 (i.e., the application deadline for fall 2014 consideration is January 15, 2014). Applications to the master's programs in rhetoric and composition, linguistics, TESOL and TESOL/linguistics are reviewed in February and must be complete by January 15. The master's programs in creative writing, literature, and general have "rolling admissions" and are reviewed throughout the year.
The application deadline for fall 2013 admission consideration to the master's programs in rhetoric and composition, linguistics, TESOL, and TESOL/linguistics and the doctoral programs in applied linguistics, literature, and rhetoric and composition has passed. The application deadline was January 31, 2013. These programs do NOT admit for spring or summer admission. The master's programs in creative writing, literature, and general have "rolling admission."
Assistantships deadline: If you wish to be considered for an assistantship, complete your application by January 15.
Be sure to note that not all documents are sent to the same place.
Ball State University Department of English Graduate Programs Office, RB 295 Muncie, IN 47306
Ball State University Department of English Graduate Programs Office, Robert Bell 295 Muncie, IN 47306USA
We notify applicants about admission decisions as quickly as possible.
For all programs, departmental approval for admission is based upon evaluation of these criteria. No incomplete files are considered; you are responsible for ensuring that your admission file is complete. Apply early; transcripts and test scores take weeks, often months, to arrive.
While we cannot routinely contact you about missing items, you may:
Please contact us if you have any questions.
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