RCTE Application Checklist

Please note: 'RCTE PhD' or 'RCTE MA' and 'English PhD' or 'English MA' are two separate and different programs. Please make sure you are applying to the correct program of your choice.


Applications for Fall 2018 must be submitted by December 31, 2017.

Program Assistant e-mail: engl-rcte@email.arizona.edu

Program Assistant Phone:  520.621.7216


1.    Apply through the Graduate College online portal here.
This will include the following:
  1. Graduate College application;
  2. Application fee ($85), payable to the University of Arizona.

2.  Complete the RCTE Program Online Application:

The application will include the following elements:
  1. Curriculum Vita;
  2. Statement of Purpose;
  3. Unofficial copy of transcripts for all colleges attended, to be uploaded into online application. Hard copies are required only upon admittance;
  4. Three academic letters of recommendation (your recommenders will be able to submit their letters through the online application system);
  5. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Subject test is not required. Ask that your scores be sent to Institution Code #4832;
  6. A writing sample, preferably a paper in rhetoric and/or composition.
For additional information, please see Frequently Asked Questions



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