Thank you for your interest in programs in the Department of English at George Mason University. We invite all prospective students to learn about the vitality of the department, its faculty and students, and its programs by exploring the pages of the department website. Students interested in the MFA program are also encouraged to explore the Creative Writing website.
This page provides important information for all prospective students, but it is particularly relevant to graduate students. When you are ready to apply to a graduate program in English, the webpage How to Apply (below) will guide you through the process.
To Request Information
To request more information or to register your interest in our degrees, contact the Office of Admissions. We strongly encourage you to do this so we can provide you with better service and keep you informed about upcoming events relevant to your program of interest.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)
You may apply for a graduate teaching assistantship if:
- you are applying to our MFA program; or
- you are currently enrolled in our MFA program; or
- you have been enrolled in our MA program (any concentration) for at least one semester.
We regret that we are unable to consider MA applicants who have not yet been accepted and enrolled.
For eligible students, the teaching assistantship application is an optional supporting document. All eligible applicants interested in an assistantship should complete and upload an application (below). GTA applications may be sent directly to the department: Creative Writing, English Department, MSN 3E4, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.