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PhD English

The English program from University of Arizona provide students with professional preparation for teaching and conducting scholarly research at the university, college, and community college levels.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

Students in the Graduate English Program from University of Arizona have the opportunity to work with faculty engaged in a wide variety of innovative research projects.

Faculty research interests span a broad range of fields and critical methods and include most of the major recent intellectual trends in literary study.

Faculty research and teaching concentrations include at least some of the following:

  • American Studies
  • Biblical and Classical Traditions
  • Comparative and World Literatures, Globalization and Literary Studies
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Environment and Ecocriticism
  • Film, Media Studies, Visual Cultures
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Gothic Studies
  • History and Theory of the Novel
  • Literature and Contemplative Studies
  • Literature and Philosophy
  • Modernist Studies
  • Native American Literatures and Culture
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Psychoanalytic Theory

Program Structure

  • Students who have earned the Master of Arts degree from the literature program and passed the PhD Qualifying Exam must complete at least 15 units of 500-level or 600-level academic course work beyond the requirements for the MA, for a total of 45 units.
  • At least 33 units (11 courses) of the 45 must be in regularly scheduled literature classes unless otherwise approved by the Program Director.
  • Students who earned the MA degree in English elsewhere must complete a minimum of 30 units of course work; of these, at least 18 units (6 courses) must be in regularly scheduled literature classes, unless otherwise approved by the Program Director.
  • The additional 15 units towards degree requirements will be transferred from the MA but coursework more than ten years old is not acceptable for meeting degree requirements.

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