English Program Information
The Department of English offers the Master of Arts degree (thesis and nonthesis options) and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in English with the specializations listed below. Complete descriptions of the minimum requirements for the M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. degrees are provided in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog. Specific areas of specialization for the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy include literature (Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, and 18th-century and 19th-century British literature, American literature to 1900, contemporary British and American 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, and doctoral students should have a Master of Arts degree in English. Full information concerning courses of study is available from the graduate coordinator.