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PhD in English

As a result of the financial pressures created by the pandemic, we will not be accepting applications fall 2020 for enrollment in the MA or PhD program next year (2021-22). Please revisit this website next summer for updated information.

The PhD program is designed to prepare independent scholars for academic careers in teaching and research in English and related fields. Course requirements for the program are broadly defined, allowing the student to shape a personal program of study. The English program encourages and supports interdisciplinary work. This might include exploring theories from such disciplines as philosophy, anthropology, psychology, and cultural studies, or immersing yourself in the history and ideas of the culture in which your primary texts reside.

Doctoral candidates are offered a variety of teaching experiences during their six years of study. Students begin instruction as recitation leaders in large lecture courses, then teach stand-alone sections of composition and courses of their own design in their chosen research area.

Please note: despite the wording in the university catalog, there is no minimum GRE score needed to apply to the PhD program.

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