The University of Florida is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, engineer, doctoral and professional degrees.
The Department of English offers a MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD degree in English with the specializations listed below. Complete descriptions of the minimum requirements for the MFA and PhD degrees are provided in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog. Specific areas of specialization for the PhD include American and British Literature; American studies; critical theory; cultural studies; film and media studies; feminisms, genders and sexualities; postcolonial studies; composition and rhetoric; comics and visual rhetoric; and children’s literature.
New graduate students should have completed an undergraduate English major of at least 24 semester hours. The PhD program accepts students with BA and MA degrees. Full information concerning courses of study is available from the graduate coordinator.