English

College
College of Social Sciences & Humanities
Study Options
Full Time
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

Students in the Ph.D. program in English undertake a program of study designed to train them to be productive scholars and teachers in their chosen fields. Course work exposes students to the important texts, current issues, and critical methodologies of the discipline. Drawing on the breadth of this preparation, students demonstrate their ability to recognize and produce scholarly arguments in the preliminary examination. In the third or fourth year, comprehensive exams require students to develop three defined areas of scholarly interest and competence corresponding to recognized and emerging fields of study. The dissertation provides an opportunity for designing a focused research project in consultation with a dissertation advisor. Throughout the program, faculty work closely with doctoral students to develop their scholarly and professional identities in preparation for careers in academia.

College
College of Social Sciences & Humanities
Study Options
Full Time, Part Time
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

The Master of Arts program is designed to give students broad exposure to the current state of English studies: its history, its methodologies, its ever-changing canon, and its production of new knowledge. Students in the program have opportunities to take classes in literature, literary studies, linguistics, rhetoric, and composition.