Framingham State campus

The Master of Education with a concentration in English will be banked as of July 1, 2013. Therefore, we will no longer accept applications from potential students for new admission or from former students for readmission to this program after that date.

Admission Requirements

Due date:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semester. Completed applications should be on file by July 1 for fall and December 1 for spring. Applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed timely matriculation. The Admissions Committee will begin review of an application only upon receipt of official copies of all required documents.

  1. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  2. Applicants must have an overall undergraduate quality point average of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in a degree program acceptable to the admissions committee.
  3. Applicants must submit official test score reports for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and the GRE Literature in English Test, taken no longer than five years prior to applying to the program.
  4. Applicants must submit a copy of their Massachusetts Initial Teaching License in English, for persons seeking a Professional Teaching License in English.
  5. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, and/or colleagues, submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University by the recommender.
  6. Applicants must submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities and career plans.
  7. Applicants must provide a writing sample. This should be a documented paper of at least ten pages, preferably on a literary topic.


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220