Admissions

Applicants for admission to a graduate degree at Trinity College must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Successful applicants will demonstrate evidence of academic purpose and promise​​​, including readiness for graduate-level courses.

Application Materials:

  • ​Completed online application;
  • Official transcripts from any post-secondary institution attended;
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation, addressing an applicant’s academic ability and/or promise; and 
  • Statement of academic purpose, describing goals in pursuing this particular degree (750-word maximum).
​Official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to gradstudy@trincoll.edu.

Additional Considerations:

  • Transferring Credit.  Applicants who wish to transfer credit for up to two graduate courses taken elsewhere must indicate this on the application.
  • Master of Arts in English.  Applicants to this degree program must also include a 5-10 page essay of literary analysis. The essay can be upoaded to the online application.
  • Proficiency in English.  Applicants who did not earn their bachelor’s degree from an English-language institution should submit relevant test scores demonstrating proficiency in English (for example, TOEFL iBT of 100 or better or IELTS of 7.0 or better) 

Deadlines

Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis, but they are reviewed three times per year, according to the following schedule:

Degree Start Date​ Fall​​ Spring​ Summer​
Application Deadline​ ​July 1 ​December 1 ​May 1

 Applicants receive a response within one month of the deadline and are expected to register for courses in the upcoming term.

Non-Degree Applicants

If you would like to enroll as a non-degree applicant, you must complete this application before registering for any courses.  Non-degree applicants are permitted to enroll in a total of two courses.  Non-degree applicants who decide to apply for full admission must follow the regular admissions process described above.  ​​Graduate courses previously taken for credit as a non-degree student at Trinity may​ count ​​​towards the M.A. degree.​

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Upcoming Deadlines

May 1 for summer admission; July 1 for fall admission

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