English Language and Literature, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Applicants to the Ph.D. program normally must have a B.A in English Language and Literature. Applicants who wish to pursue a Ph.D. but who do not have a B.A.in English Language and Literature may apply to the M.A. program. In exceptional cases the Admissions Committee may decide to admit a student with a B.A. degree other than in English Language and Literature with the requirement that the student complete extra course work as deemed necessary.
A minimum of 36 credits of coursework is required for students entering the doctoral program without an M.A. A minimum of 27 credits of coursework is required for students entering the doctoral program with an M.A.
The Ph.D. degree program requires a total of 36 credit hours of graduate work. PhD students must also
- pass a qualifying examination in their areas of specialization;
- demonstrate, through examination or coursework, evidence of reading competence in a foreign language related to their areas of specialization; and
- complete a dissertation.
|ENGL601||Literary Research and Critical Contexts||3|
|ENGL602||Critical Theory and Literary Criticism||3|
|ENGL611||Approaches to College Composition||3|
|Select five 700-level seminars||15|
|Select four additional courses 600-700 level||12|
|Reading knowledge of one language other than English|
|Dissertation Research Requirements|
|ENGL899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||12|