Which courses should I take?

MA students

Suggested schedule

Year 1 – Fall: ENGL 5103 and two distribution requirements
Year 1 - Spring: Three distribution requirements

Year 2 - Fall: Three distribution requirements
Year 2 - Spring: One distribution requirement, ENGL 6960: Exam Preparation – Master’s


BA-to-PhD students (students entering the PhD program with a BA or equivalent and holding the TA award):

Suggested schedule

Year 1 – Fall: ENGL 5103, ENGL 7392, and one MA distribution requirement
Year 1 - Spring: Three distribution requirements

Year 2 - Fall: Three distribution requirements
Year 2 - Spring: One distribution requirement, two electives

Year 3 - Fall: Two electives
Year 3 - Spring: ENGL 8960 – Exam Preparation

Year 4: ENGL 9990 Dissertation

Years 5-6: ENGL 9996 Dissertation Continuation


MA-to-PhD students (students entering the PhD program with a MA in English or equivalent):

Suggested schedule

Year 1 – Fall: ENGL 5103, ENGL 7392, and one electives
Year 1 - Spring: Three electives

Year 2 - Fall: One elective, ENGL 8960 Exam Preparation – Doctoral
Year 2 - Spring: ENGL 9986 Research (Spring)

Year 3: ENGL 9990 Dissertation

Years 4-5: ENGL 9996 Dissertation Continuation


PhD students who have completed coursework requirements

Enroll in ENGL 9990: Dissertation, twice consecutively. Thereafter, enroll in ENGL 9996: Dissertation Continuation each Fall and Spring semester until commencement.

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