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English - Ph.D. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Course Title Credits
ENG 76706 Methods in the Study of Literature 3
  61094 Introduction to Research in the Teaching of College Writing* 0-3
  89199 Dissertation I** 30
Choose from one of the following: 27
Literary Traditions Focus (27)***  
    Literary Traditions courses (12)  
    Rhetoric and Composition courses (3)  
    Literary Criticism and Theory (3)  
    Electives (9)  
Theory and Criticism Focus (27)  
    Literary Criticism and Theory courses (12)  
    Rhetoric and Composition courses (3)  
    Literary Traditions courses (6)  
    Electives (6)  

* Required of all students on appointment who have not had college teaching experience.

** Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for ENG 89199 Dissertation I for a total of 30 hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter ENG 89299 Dissertation II, each semester, including one term each summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met.

***Students are required to pass a foreign language requirement, pass qualifying examinations in 3 areas and successfully defend a dissertation.