» Accelerated BA/MA in English

Undergraduate students can obtain their graduate degree with just one additional year of study: 4 years of undergraduate study and 1 year of graduate work.

Program Offered

  • Accelerated Undergraduate/Master of Arts in English

Academic Requirements

  • Must be an undergraduate student with 90+ units of undergraduate coursework completed, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0+.
  • Apply during your junior year or first semester of your senior year.

Admission Requirements

Submit the Online Application

  • As a current Chapman student, applying to an accelerated Masters degree program, the department has agreed to waive the recommendation letter requirement for your application. In the online application, please enter the name, email and phone number for two faculty or staff members at Chapman who support you as a candidate for this program.
  • CV and Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • A finished critical literary essay of 12-15 text pages that demonstrates your talent for scholarly writing and ability to handle texts of literary criticism relative to the subject matter. The essay should reflect a grasp of critical literary skills and ability to deal with theoretical texts in an effective and knowledgeable manner. The MA essay must be a critical literary essay only.
  • A maximum of 12 units at the 500 level will be double-counted as undergraduate and graduate coursework

Contact Us


Dr. Joanna Levin
English Department Chair
Jlevin@chapman.edu
(714) 997-6534

Dr. Mark Axelrod
Director, MA in English
axelrod@chapman.edu

David Krausman
Graduate Programs Coordinator
(714) 516-7116
krausman@chapman.edu

Sharnique Dow
Graduate Admission Counselor
(714) 997-6770
sdow@chapman.edu

For additional admission information, please contact:
Office of Graduate Admission
888-CU-APPLY or (714) 997-6711
gradadmit@chapman.edu
www.chapman.edu/gradadmission