Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. program may be completed within five years of the B.A., generally within three years after the M.A., or within four years for those entering with an M.A. from another school.


A Master's degree in the discipline is required. Applicants without a Master's degree must apply to the M.A. program first and indicate the Ph.D. as their final degree goal. Because our M.A./Ph.D. program is fully integrated, students entering at the M.A. level can progress internally and non-competitively to the Ph.D. program given satisfactory academic progress.

Degree Requirements

Additional Information

Staff in the English Graduate Office are available to answer questions concerning admission and program requirements.

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