Graduate Programs – in progress…

MA in English Literature 

University of Washington

*Fully integrated MA/PhD – Students wishing to continue to the Ph.D. can do so internally and non-competitively, given satisfactory academic progress and completion of the Master’s Essay.

Deadline: January 2, including teaching assistantship application

Fee: $75

Credit Hours: 30-35 + 5-10 for Master’s Essay (4 quarters)

Statement of Purpose: The statement of purpose is generally between one and two pages long. It indicates some of the intellectual training and background of prospective students, their fields of interest in future English graduate studies, how the program and faculty at the University of Washington is suited to their needs, and what they would hope to bring to the program.

The school code for the University of Washington is 4854; the departmental code is 2501

Professors

Anis Bawarshi – Rhetoric and Composition Studies; Genre Theory; Rhetorical Invention and the Writer; Writing in the   Disciplines; Writing Center Theory; Critical Theory; Cultural Studies

Thomas Foster – Contemporary American literature and popular culture; technoculture studies and posthumanism, especially issues of gender, sexuality, race, and citizenship; British and American modernism (fiction and poetry)

E. Laurie George – Late modern and contemporary American and British literatures; Visual literacy and cultural communication in the digital age; Rhetoric of digital narratives

**Brian Reed – Twentieth-century American and English poetry; modernism; post-modernism; the avante-garde; post-Civil war American literature

http://faculty.washington.edu/bmreed/?page_id=2

**Leroy Searle – Critical theory, American literature, modern literature, intellectual history, photography, aesthetics, history of science, computers

http://depts.washington.edu/engl/people/profile.php?id=49

Concentrations and Specialties

  • Textual Studies
  • Theory and Criticism Program – joint PhD requiring additional courses in Theory and Criticism

Resources

Simpson Center for the Humanities – HASTAC Scholars Initiative

Boston College

Deadline: February 1

Fee: $75

**GRE subject test required

**All application materials mailed to the Graduate School (not department), only application form is submitted online

Credit Hours: 30

Statement of Purpose: Most departments require a brief (1-2 pages) personal statement in which applicants should discuss their preparation, motivation, and goals for their proposed courses of study. We prefer that you address your professional and intellectual interests rather than your personal ones.

GRE codes: Boston College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Code 3083.

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Funding

Twelve first-year MA students are given 15-credit scholarships (covering a full year’s average tuition). All second-year students are eligible to compete for 24 Teaching Fellowships. Our Teaching Fellow program is one of the best currently available, involving course work and hands-on workshop training before the teaching begins, in addition to ongoing staff workshops and support.

University of Maine

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Georgetown

Deadline: January 1

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Credit Hours: 30 (thesis option – 24 credit hours in classes 6 in directed research study)

Statement of Purpose: a 2-3 page academic statement of purpose addressing in detail their intellectual interests and proposed topic(s) of graduate study. Applicants interested in applying for a specialized stipend (listed under Scholarship Aid) should note this at the top of their Academic Statement of Purpose.

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Funding

Every year the program makes offers of funding packages, usually including both full tuition and a stipend, to a limited but significant number of entering students, and guarantees to those students full tuition support in the second year as well. Applicants to the Program should declare explicitly in the Statement of Purpose if they would like to be considered for a Graduate Writing Associate position.

http://english.georgetown.edu/programs/graduate/studentfunding/

University of Kentucky

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University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

**After completing the M.A. Degree, students may apply for admission to the Ph.D. program; admission is ordinarily granted to students in good standing committed to continuing their studies.

Deadline: December 17

Fee: $70

Credit Hours: 8 courses (4 credit hours each)

Statement of Purpose (300-500 words): This statement should be a precise and powerfully written intellectual biography. What writers or authors, courses, literary works, critical texts have influenced you? What critical questions, historical or national issues, disciplinary or interdisciplinary interests do you hope to pursue in graduate school and beyond? Why? Why at Illinois in particular?

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Professors

Paul A. Prior

Gail E. Hawisher

Robert Dale Parker

**Bruce Michelson http://www.english.illinois.edu/people/brucem

Concentrations and Specialties

  • Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory – concentration or affiliation
  • Reading Groups: Narrative tellings, retellings and remediations: Readings on situated discourse practice; Rhetorical Studies; Experimental Pragmatics; Digital Literacies; Critical Theory

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Funding

All students admitted to the graduate program are automatically considered for fellowships and teaching assistantships. All are granted financial aid, both in the first year and throughout the program, as long as they remain in good standing and make reasonable progress toward their degree. Most awards are in the form of teaching assistantships, but some fellowships are available. All awards include tuition and partial fee waivers, although students must pay some fees. Entering M.A. candidates can receive up to seven years of support, entering Ph.D. candidates up to six years of support, and entering M.F.A. candidates up to three years of support.

http://www.english.illinois.edu/graduate/current/financialaid/

University of Colorado – Boulder – requires English major with 24 credit hours

 

PhD in English Literature

UC Berkeley

**University of Washington

**UI Urbana-Champaign

Brown University

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