Literature Program


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The Department offers a versatile and robust undergraduate major in English. Please see our Undergraduate Studies pages for more information, or contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies.

At the graduate level, the Department offers MAs and PhDs in the areas of Literature, Renaissance Studies, and Composition/Rhetoric.

Department faculty mentor students at all stages of their graduate experience, from coursework to teaching to examinations and the writing of master’s theses and doctoral dissertations.

Graduate students in our Department not only have the opportunity to learn in an engaging environment but also to teach in one as well. Beginning in their first (for PhD candidates) and second (for MA candidates) years, they gain valuable classroom experience in composition classes, literature surveys, and courses they design themselves.

Our program’s scholarly and pedagogical preparation, as well as our detailed attention to professional placement, has enabled students to develop careers as teachers, scholars, publishers, and editors.

Literature Program Requirements

MA Program Requirements

PhD Program Requirements

Apply to the MA or PhD in Literature Program