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Graduate Studies in English

The Department of English is dedicated to the study of the English language and literature. Like all forms of art, the creations of writers give us direct access to what it means to be human in all its complexity and mystery. Our committed faculty of teachers and scholars, poets and novelists cover literary productions from the first flowerings of poetry in Old English to the most recent creative work.

Our teachers help students to think and write with clarity and grace as they prepare to work in a world where communication has become the signature endeavor of our world. Our graduate students in our Ph.D. program are being prepared to join faculties at the best universities in the world.


We Offer one degree

English PH.D.

Admission Deadline

Priority deadline for Fall admission is January 15th. 

Admission Requirements

  • B.A. in English or intensive study of literature in English and a GPA of at least 3.5.

  • Transcripts from all institutions attended (post high school; unofficial documents can be uploaded to your application).

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

  • Résumé

  • Statement of Purpose

  • GRE Scores

  • One 15-20 page writing sample.  Please DO NOT send in samples in excess of 30 pages.

  • International applicants must provide English Language Proficiency scores if their degree does not meet our waiver requirements. 

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