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Ph.D. in English

The Ph.D. program in English affords students close professional contact with and guidance from a diverse graduate faculty distinguished in its commitment to both teaching and research. All doctorates in English have a foundation in studies of British and American language and literature, thus students receive a broad education in the discipline that prepares them to teach effectively at any college level and provides the background for advanced research in their areas of particular expertise. Concentrations are available in Literary and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Folklore, Linguistics, Rhetoric & Composition, and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School Application Materials you must also submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Graduate Assistantship Application

Application Deadlines

For the fall semester, the application deadline is March 1. Also for the fall, the fellowship application deadline is March 15.

For the spring, the Ph.D. program in English adheres to the predetermined Graduate School application deadlines.


Dr. Elizabeth Bobo
Phone: 337-482-5509
Griffin Hall, 248

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