Doctor of Philosophy

The English Department offers a generalist program that allows for specialization in a number of areas, including American Literature; Anglophone Literature; British Literature; Children's and Young Adult Literature; Folklore; Linguistics; Literary Theory; Popular Culture and Film; and Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy. Courses are designed as seminars, and graduate students may expect highly individualized attention from the graduate faculty.The foreign language requirement may be met by an undergraduate minor in an appropriate language, approved language courses in the Foreign Language Department, or a proficiency examination.


*Students may choose to be examined in IV. a. or b. and in XIII. a. or b. only.