Sep 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English (Ph.D.)


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Admissions Information  

Doctor of Philosophy, English: Total 54-69 credit hours


Major Area Coursework


Specialization: Literary Studies: Critical: 24 hours


  • Graduate courses in literature*: at least five must be seminars (21 credit hours)
  • Additional selection from the criticism courses in the core (3 credit hours)

Specialization: Literary Studies: Creative: 27 hours


  • Graduate courses in Creative Writing: at least three must be seminars (15 credit hours)
  • Course in applied theory for Creative Writing (3 credit hours)
  • Graduate courses in literature*: at least two must be seminars (9 credit hours)

Note:


A minimum of 39 hours of coursework, excluding dissertation hours, must be completed. Other requirements include demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language, completion of comprehensive examinations, and an oral defense of the dissertation. Students should consult the departmental graduate student handbook for additional information.

*Other graduate courses, including Directed Research and Independent Study classes, may be included with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator.

**For students to achieve 54 hours with the Literary Studies Critical specialization, they will complete a minimum of 6 hours of electives, for students to achieve 54 hours with the Literary Studies Creative specialization, they will complete a minimum of 3 hours of electives.

Note: 50% of the program of study must be taken at the 700-level

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