SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A Ph.D. IN English
Work alongside exceptional faculty who will improve your reading, writing and analytical skills. You’ll receive one-on-one mentorship as you explore the literary world.
Teach undergraduate students how to read often and write well. Through our Writing Center and teaching assistant program, you’ll work with undergraduate students as you mentor and tutor.
Engage in meaningful discussions that deepen your understanding of cultural and social differences. We challenge our students to broaden their appreciation of literature and become globally minded citizens.
Employers are looking for critical thinkers and effective communicators. The College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts is dedicated to providing you knowledge and resources to excel in the workforce.
Focus Your Passion
Choose from two areas of concentration and five specialties while earning your doctorate. Discover which option works best for your research interests and career goals.
Written Discourse: Theory and Practice
- Composition and Rhetoric
- American Literature
- British Literature
- Children’s Literature
Earning your Ph.D. in English prepares you to teach at the college or university level. Join a rewarding program that deepens your understanding of literary theory and criticism. Other careers in higher education, academic publishing and editing may require a Ph.D.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
A study of major literary works from both classical and contemporary literature in diverse genres outside the English language tradition. This course is required for doctoral students specializing in Critical Literacy.
A study of the origin and development of the novel in Great Britain from the eighteenth century to the present. Novels by authors such as Fielding, Austen, Dickens, Hardy, Woolf, and Joyce may be included.
The application of phonological principles and practices to TESOL teaching. We will examine different approaches to pronunciation teaching in the ESL/EFL classroom and investigate a variety of techniques.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.