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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (PhD)

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Requirements for the Degree

The PhD in English is granted when students have: (1) completed at least 15 courses (45 credit hours) if admitted with a BA and 10 courses (30 credits) if admitted with an MA; (2) demonstrated either (a) an ability to read and work in one language other than English or (b) the acquisition of a skill or body of knowledge important to the student’s doctoral project; (3) passed the Qualifying and the PhD Specialty exam; (4) completed and successfully defended the doctoral project.

Students who wish to leave the program and receive an MA degree must successfully pass the Qualifying Exam, complete a total of 10 courses (including the required courses in the program- ENGL 600 , ENGL 684  and ENGL 688 ), complete at least one course in American Literature and one course in British Literature, and earn at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

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