Admission Steps

English and Literary Arts - Creative Writing - PHD

Admission Requirements

Terms and Deadlines足球直播比分

For the 2020-2021 academic year

Note: This program is not admitting students for the 2019-2020 academic year at this time

Fall 2020 quarter (beginning in September)

  • Final submission deadline: December 18, 2019

Final submission deadline: Applicants cannot submit applications after the final submission deadline.

Degree and GPA Requirements足球直播比分

Degrees and GPA Requirements

Bachelors degree: All graduate applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university or the recognized equivalent from an international institution.

Masters degree:足球直播比分 This program requires a masters degree as well as the baccalaureate.

Grade point average:足球直播比分 The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree. An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution supersedes the minimum standards for the baccalaureate. For applicants with graduate coursework but who have not earned a master’s degree or higher, the GPA from the graduate work may be used to meet the requirement. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.

Program GPA requirement: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers足球直播比分

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

足球直播比分Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Your TOEFL/IELTS/CAE scores are valid for two years from the test date.

The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for this degree program are:

  • 足球直播比分Minimum TOEFL Score (Internet-based test): 80

  • 足球直播比分Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-based test): 550

  • Minimum IELTS Score: 6.5

  • Minimum CAE Score: 176

English Conditional Acceptance Offered:足球直播比分 No, this program does not offer English Conditional Admission.

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Additional Standards for International Applicants足球直播比分

Additional Standards for International Applicants

足球直播比分Per Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulation, international applicants must meet all standards for admission before an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, [per U.S. Federal Register: 8 CFR § 214.3(k)] or is academically eligible for admission and is admitted [per 22 C.F.R. §62]. Read the policy for more details.

Application Materials



足球直播比分We require a scanned copy of your transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Scanned copies must be clearly legible and sized to print on standard 8½-by-11-inch paper. Transcripts that do not show degrees awarded must also be accompanied by a scanned copy of the diploma or degree certificate. If your academic transcripts were issued in a language other than English, both the original documents and certified English translations are required.

足球直播比分Upon admission to the University of Denver, official transcripts will be required from each institution attended.

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized Test Scores

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.  Scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing agency by the deadline. The institution code for the University of Denver is 4842.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

Three (3) letters of recommendation are required.  Academic recommendations preferred.  Letters should be submitted by recommenders through the online application.

Required Essays and Statements

Essays and Statements

Personal Statement Instructions

足球直播比分The 1-2 page personal statement should address the applicant's past academic experience, future scholarly goals, and address his/her suitability for graduate study in our program.


Résumé Instructions

The résumé (or C.V.) should include work experience, research, and/or volunteer work.

Writing Sample足球直播比分

Writing Sample Instructions

足球直播比分Applicants must submit representative samples of creative work (for Fiction, no more than 30 pages; for Poetry, 5 - 10 poems). Applicants may also submit a sample of critical prose (e.g., essay, book review, close reading) not to exceed 20 pages.

Start the Application

Online Application

Start Your Application

Your submitted materials will be reviewed once all materials and application fees have been received.

足球直播比分Our program can only consider your application for admission if our Office of Graduate Education has received all your online materials and supplemental materials by our application deadline.

Application Fee: $65.00 Application Fee

Financial Aid Information足球直播比分

Financial Aid Information

Applicants should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.