Graduate Program Overview

We are currently welcoming new PhD applications beginning Fall 2023 for a Fall 2024 start date.  We are also accepting applications for ADP and MA programs in English.

The graduate program in English serves both traditional scholars (who pursue careers in research and teaching) and public humanists (who use their degrees in a vast array of fields). Our small size enables every admitted student to forge their own path within and beyond the academy. 

The Department’s academic programs of study merge traditional and contemporary approaches to literary studies and concentrate on the history and criticism of British, American, and global Anglophone literature, while emphasizing essential aspects of scholarship, historical research, and literary theory. Our programs also offer practical and theoretical instruction in rhetoric and composition to students who hold teaching assistantships and teach in the Foundations tier of the Marquette Core Curriculum. 

M.A. in English

  • M.A. in British, American, and global Anglophone literatures

Ph.D. in English

  • Ph.D. in British, American, and global Anglophone literatures

Graduate Program Highlights

At Marquette University, graduate studies in English offer both immediate and long-term rewards. While at Marquette, students will enjoy opportunities to:

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