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The Graduate Program in English offers a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy degree program. The program’s main objective is to prepare students to be productive scholars and excellent teachers of English studies. To achieve this goal, we offer an ambitious range of courses in English, American and Anglophone literature, literacy theory, cultural studies, film studies, theatre history, rhetoric and composition, and the history of the English language. Students receive rigorous training in the methods of literary research and are encouraged to publish their work in scholarly and professional journals as part of their studies. Pedagogical training in the teaching of writing and literature, prepares students to teach a variety of courses. The department has a large number of full-time faculty, three of whom hold named chairs. Graduate students and faculty meet to share work outside the classroom in a rich array of student-faculty colloquia, scholarly lectures, and readings.

UD Tuition:

The University of Delaware published graduate student tuition base rate for graduate credit in 2016-17 is $1,720 per credit hour. UD Deans may offer adjustments to students in specific programs that may reduce the per credit costs.


Application Deadline:

January-31 To be considered for departmental funding
May-01: Final deadline to apply

January 1 admission with funding have priority consideration.
January 31 admission deadline is with funding.
Any applications after January 31 requires department consent.
May 1 admission deadline is without funding.


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