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The English department offers two kinds of financial aid:
Graduate Assistantships Each year the department awards a number of non-teaching assistantships to students in the MA in English and the MA in Writing and Publishing programs. Graduate assistants work as departmental assistants, consultants in the University Writing Center, or editorial assistants for the journal Poetry East. They receive a stipend and tuition waivers for up to six graduate courses during the year (up to 12 courses over two years if the award is renewed). Applications for assistantships are usually due on January 15.
Partial Tuition Scholarships The department also awards a limited number of partial tuition scholarships to students in the MA in English and MA in Writing and Publishing programs. Deadlines for applying for a partial tuition waiver are announced each quarter; awards are based on the student's academic record and financial need.
For information about loans and other aid assistance, contact DePaul's Office of Financial Aid.
ALL application materials should be sent to the following address:
Office of Graduate AdmissionCollege of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences2400 N. Sheffield AvenueChicago, IL 60614
Application materials can also be emailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at GradDePaul@depaul.edu(this includes colleges and universities that issue official electronic transcripts). Please make sure your name is on all documents. Letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the recommender as an attached pdf document on letterhead with the recommender's signature.
The minimum cumulative grade point average needed to earn an M.A. in English with distinction is 3.85. However, MAE students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 but who earned the rating of "Pass with Distinction" on either their Capstone Portfolio or their Thesis are also eligible for a degree with distinction.
****NOTE TO STUDENTS WHO APPLY FOR SPRING QUARTER DEGREE CONFERRAL:Because the printing deadline for the annual Commencement Ceremony booklet falls before the deadline for submitting Spring Quarter grades, only those students who apply for Spring Degree Conferral and who have the minimum cumulative grade point average listed above at the end of the Winter Quarter will be listed in the booklet as having earned a degree with distinction. However, those students who meet the above requirements when grades are submitted for the Spring Quarter will have their degrees conferred with distinction, which will be reflected on their diploma and on their transcripts.
For more information about Spring Degree Conferral with distinction, please contact either Professor June Hee Chung at 773-325-4089 for the MA in English program, or Professor Rebecca Johns Trissler at 773-325-1762 for the MA or MFA in Writing and Publishing program.