United States Literature Doctorates, PhDs and Graduate Programs
Pursing a doctorate in literature allows students to learn more about their choice of specialization, whether it's a particular genre of writing or literary theory. You could potentially become a postsecondary teacher in the field with this degree option as well.
- Twin Cities, MNTwin Cities, MN
University of Minnesota
This Ph.D. and M.A. program focuses on applying rhetorical theory to research in scientific and technical communication in industry or government and prepares students to teach. Technical communication scholars study theories of rhetoric, science, cogni...
- Twin Cities, MN
- Lafayette, LALafayette, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
The Departments of English and Modern Languages offer courses and concentrations in folklore studies for students who are pursuing degrees in English and Francophone Studies. In both departments, folklore is an integral component of the study of languag...
- Cincinnati, OHCincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati
The department offers opportunities for specialization in Greek and Latin language and literature, classical and pre-classical archaeology, Greek and Roman history, and Jewish and Christian Studies. Although candidates for the doctorate normally special...
- Binghamton, NYBinghamton, NY
Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)
Options to fit your interests. Options to fit your future. Our students work confidently in one or more foreign languages. Their interests are transnational and transcultural.
- Fayetteville, ARFayetteville, AR
University of Arkansas
- Saint Louis, MOSaint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis
- Denton, TXDenton, TX
Texas Woman's University
The Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages offers study leading to the Master of Arts degree in English, and to the Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric. The major objectives of the department include both the provision of broad cultural found...
- Columbia, SCColumbia, SC
University of South Carolina
The program in Comparative Literature is designed to enable graduate students to develop competence in the study of two or more literatures and literary theory. The program is staffed by an interdepartmental group of graduate professors from English, fo...
- Houston, TXHouston, TX
University of Houston
The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English is one of the few in the nation offering students a choice among three advanced degrees in poetry and fiction. The MA and PhD degrees are in literature and creative writing, preparing students fo...
- Denver, CODenver, CO
University of Denver
The University of Denver’s department of English is small and intimate, with 22 faculty members, who all publish widely and seek to translate their learning into shared experiences by working closely with students in and out of the classroom.
- Muncie, INMuncie, IN
Ball State University
If you could choose the ideal college--one that provided you powerful resources (world class faculty, facilities, technology, and academics) for personal learning (small classes, with extensive faculty interaction and contact)--you would choose Ball...
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
New York University
The department offers students an opportunity to study literature extra-nationally, cross-culturally, and historically through movements, periods, genres, and interrelations as well as through criticism and theory.
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology
The doctoral program in technical communication at IIT prepares students for careers in research and teaching at the postsecondary level, as well as for advanced supervisory and research positions in business and government. Building on a base of skills...
- Chicago, IL
- Houghton, MIHoughton, MI
Michigan Technological University
This program offers both master's and doctoral degrees that engage faculty and students in interdisciplinary work across a range of fields, focusing on the complex interactions among rhetoric and communication within their social and cultural contexts.
- Stillwater, OKStillwater, OK
Oklahoma State University
Founded in 1975, our creative writing program is an integral part of an English department committed to diversity in its offerings. The BA, MFA, and PhD programs in creative writing focus on the vital relationship between fictional and poetic coursework...
- Princeton, KSPrinceton, KS
Literature of Greece and Rome, Greek and Roman history, classical philosophy, medieval Latin, paleography, and historical linguistics.
- Ames, IAAmes, IA
Iowa State University
The master's program features a wide range of courses in the history, theory, and pedagogy of rhetoric and writing; in communication theory and professional document analysis, design, and production; and on a variety of special topics. An internship in...
- Lubbock, TXLubbock, TX
Texas Tech University
The English master's degree program offers advanced study in literature, creative writing, rhetoric, and languages. Doctoral students may specialize in an area of English literature, American literature, composition and rhetoric, comparative literature,...
- Lubbock, TX
- Storrs Mansfield, CTStorrs Mansfield, CT
University of Connecticut
The English Department at The University of Connecticut, Storrs, offers both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Small seminars provide a wide range of courses in major authors, periods, genres, literary criticism and theory, children's literature, rhetoric and com...
- Hattiesburg, MSHattiesburg, MS
University of Southern Mississippi
The program was started in 1971 by Gordon Weaver. In 1977 Frederick Barthelme took over as director. The Center is part of the Department of English and operates out of shared offices on the Hattiesburg campus. Writing students make up more than half o...