Assistantship Application for Current MA Students

Applying for graduate assistantships for current MA students (February 1st deadline):

  • MA/MFA English Graduate Program Application Form (writeable PDF)
  • Statement of professional purpose addressing your interest in the program, your ability to succeed in graduate school, and your teaching experience
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • A 10-20 page critical essay (can be made up of 2 essays)
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation addressing your ability and potential as a teacher (emailed to or snail mailed to English Department, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855, directly from recommender.  If snail mailed by student, letter should be in a sealed envelope with recommender's signature over flap.

Send application materials to:   English Department, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Department of English (906) 227-2711  
MA Program Director:  Lesley Larkin,