Graduate Programs

  • Cara DuBois

    Cara DuBois is a Joint MA candidate in the English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies programs. Her research considers the relationships between gender, sound, and performance art. This fall, she will be speaking on a roundtable at the National Women's Studies Association Conference about protest and borders in the show Sense8.

  • Onur Toker

    English PhD student Kemal Onur Toker has received a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for his dissertation--a project entitled The Poetics of the Sharing Economy: Shakespeare and Milton in the Age of the Leviathan.

  • Ulka Anjaria

    Ulka Anjaria's new book, Reading India now, is now available from Temple University Press.

  • Dominick Knowles

    Modernism/Modernity ran a series of responses to weak theory. Dominick Knowles, An English PhD student, contributed an essay.

The graduate programs in English are designed to offer training in the interpretation and evaluation of literary texts in their historical and cultural contexts.

Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD)

The PhD program in English is structured around active engagement with fellow graduate students and faculty in coursework, teaching, and individual scholarship. Departmental strength is in a rigorous and multifaceted approach to the PhD degree and in faculty who set you on the best path to success by emphasizing professional development and encouraging student innovation and initiative. 


Master of Arts (MA) in English

By pursuing the MA degree in English, you will sharpen your analytical skills, develop an advanced writing style, and improve your close-reading ability. These communication skills are in great demand by employers. The knowledge you gain from the program will benefit your career in education, whether as a teacher or a doctoral student, and will allow you to explore critical, theoretical and historical themes in literature, films and other cultural texts. 

Learn more about the MA Program

Joint MA in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The English department offers a joint Master of Arts program that integrates the study of women, gender, and sexuality with the English department course of study. 

Learn more about the Joint MA program