English Language and Literature, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Advance to Candidacy: In addition to the course requirements below, students must pass a qualifying examination in their areas of specialization and demonstrate, through examination or coursework, evidence of reading competence in a foreign language related to their areas of specialization.

Post-Candidacy: Students must complete at least 12 credits of ENGL899 Doctoral Dissertation Research as well as successfully defend and submit an original dissertation. 

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.

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
ENGL601Literary Research and Critical Contexts3
ENGL602Critical Theory and Literary Criticism3
ENGL611Approaches to College Composition3
Select five 700-level seminars15
Select four additional courses 600-700 level12
Reading knowledge of one language other than English
Dissertation Research Requirements
ENGL899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits48