Please be Advised: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of English will be admitting significantly fewer students than in previous years. While we are unable to provide a specific number of anticipated acceptances at this time, we believe it is important to share this recent news with potential applicants. Should you decide to apply to our program, we very much look forward to reviewing your application.
Application for admission to the Harvard English Graduate Program is completed through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The application deadline for 2021-2022 admission is January 4th, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. For a full list of application requirements and instructions for the application process, please see the GSAS Application Instructions and GSAS Admissions Requirements.
The following is a set of general guidelines for the English Department’s admissions process. It should be noted that while several areas are emphasized here, the Admissions Committee carefully examines the overall profile of each applicant, taking these and other aspects of the application into consideration: