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PH.D. IN ENGLISH AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT CHECKLIST:

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dots APPLICATION FEE

dots OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

dots WRITING SAMPLE 

dots STATEMENT OF GOALS 

dots FOUR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION  

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dots ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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YOUR TEAM!

dotsAmanda Grant (Amanda.Grant@tamuc.edu) Graduate Enrollment Specialist, College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts

dotsDr. Karen Roggenkamp (Karen.Roggenkamp@tamuc.edu) Ph.D. in English Program Coordinator, Department of Literature and Languages

dotsVicky Turner (Vicky.Turner@tamuc.edu) Doctoral Degree and Special Programs Coordinator, Graduate School

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GET STARTED!
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Please go to www.applytexas.org to submit your application for the Ph.D. in English. If you are new to www.applytexas.org, click “Create your account now” to create an ApplyTexas profile. Once you create a profile, select “create a new application now.” On the next screen, select “create a new graduate school admissions application.” Proceed to submit a new application for Texas A&M University-Commerce.

You may apply for the Fall, Spring, Summer I, or Summer II term.

dots APPLICATION FEE - $50 DOMESTIC/$75 INTERNATIONAL

You may pay the application fee using any of the following methods:

Attn: Graduate School
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

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Attn: Graduate School
Texas A&M University-Commerce
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce, TX 75428

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PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE PROGRAM BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATION IN ORDER TO CREATE A STUDENT FILE AND ISSUE YOU A STUDENT ID NUMBER (ALSO KNOWN AS A CAMPUS WIDE ID, OR CWID) BEFORE WE RECEIVE ANY ADDITIONAL ITEMS.

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dots OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

Request official transcripts from all universities you have attended, including all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Your official transcripts can be mailed to:

Attn: Graduate School, Vicky Turner
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

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Attn: Graduate School, Vicky Turner
Texas A&M University-Commerce
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce, TX 75428

The Graduate School can accept electronic transcripts that are sent directly from a U.S.-based university. Electronic transcripts may be sent to the Graduate School via Vicky.Turner@tamuc.edu

dots STATEMENT OF GOALS

Your Statement of Goals should be written as an essay and does not need to exceed two pages, double spaced. You may be provided with a template for your Statement of Goals by the Graduate School, however, the department prefers an essay. Tips for writing your Statement of Goals:

Please email your completed Statement of Goals to the Graduate School via Vicky.Turner@tamuc.edu or upload to the "Document Upload System" (instructions for the "Document Upload System" are emailed to you after the University receives your application to the program).

dots WRITING SAMPLE

The Writing Sample should be an academic piece. It should reflect your ability to write at a graduate level. The sample does not need to exceed 10 pages. The topic of the paper is not important. Please submit your Writing Sample to the Graduate School via Vicky.Turner@tamuc.edu or upload to the "Document Upload System" (instructions for the "Document Upload System" are emailed to you after the University receives your application to the program).

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Four letters of recommendation are required. There is not a template for the recommendations. Each letter should be composed by individuals that can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the Ph.D. in English program. Two of your letters must come from individuals holding doctoral degrees. Please submit your letters to the Graduate School via Vicky.Turner@tamuc.edu or upload to the "Document Upload System" (instructions for the "Document Upload System" are emailed to you after the University receives your application to the program).

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The GRE is required for all doctoral applicants at Texas A&M University-Commerce. We do not have a minimum score requirement.

Go to this link to get started: www.ets.org/

Please have your scores sent to our university: #6188

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MUST ALSO SUBMIT:

International students mailing documents from outside the United States should use the following address:

Texas A&M University-Commerce (Graduate School)
ATTN: Vicky Turner
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce, TX 75428

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We will need official/original documents. If those documents happen to be the only copies you have in possession, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. If you would like your documents mailed back to you, please include 1) a note indicating which documents you would like mailed back to you and 2) a pre-stamped return envelope with your mailing address. Both of these items need to be included in the package that you are sending with your original documents.

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We will need official/original documents. If they are not translated into English, they will need to be sent to an evaluation agency, such as http://www.wes.org in advance. If those documents happen to be the only copies you have in possession, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. If you would like your documents mailed back to you, please include a prestamped return envelope with your mailing address in the package with your original documents.

dots PROOF OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY, SUCH AS

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

When you submit your ApplyTexas application, please allow one full business day for our University to receive your information. Once we receive your application, you will be sent a confirmation email from the Graduate School that contains information regarding your application and your student ID number (CWID). While most of your application items may be emailed directly to Vicky.Turner@tamuc.edu, the Graduate School will also provide you instructions on how to use the "Document Upload System" as an alternative submission method.

We strongly suggest that you complete the application process by the following deadlines:

Once your application is complete, your information will be sent to the Department of Literature and Languages for review. The application review process may take one full month.

Let our staff assist you during your application process. We are happy to help!

Questions? Contact English@tamuc.edu

Visit our webpage at www.tamuc.edu/PhDEnglish

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