Students interested in the English PhD minor will need to contact the director to discuss how the minor might fit into their major. In consultation with the director, students will take 9 units in literature (ENGL) seminars (we post our course descriptions on our website: http://english.arizona.edu/literature/courses). These 9 units cannot be used towards your major – in other words, you can’t double dip.
Students will need to have one faculty member from English on your comprehensive exam committee. This faculty member will also write the questions for the minor portion of your exam, grade it, and be present for the oral portion of the exam
The English Department maintains four degree-granting graduate programs:
Each of these programs is separately administered and has a separate application procedure. In general (some programs may make exceptions or have a different deadline) applications are due in early January (for matriculation the following August). Admissions are highly selective. The department therefore urges prospective applicants to confer, by early autumn at the latest, with the Director of the individual program in which they are interested.
To access the landing page for an individual program, click on its name below. On these pages you will find contact information for each program, as well as information about graduate study in the department.
The Department also offers a General MA, a flexible program that includes curricula from Literature, RCTE, and EAL.
English Graduate Union (EGU), represents all English graduate students
Financial Opportunities: please email program assistant for information regarding financial support available to graduate students in the Department of English.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
There are no core requirements. Students meet and discuss courses with director.
Students will also need to have a minor exam portion (along with a literature faculty member) on their comprehensive exam, which might include a 4th written portion, depending on your major requirement.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.