2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


English

The English concentration is available for the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

For admission and general requirements, see degree requirements for specific departmental requirements and supplementary information.

English MA/Ph.D. and Rhetoric and Composition Ph.D. Admission Requirements

To pursue the MA in English, students must earn a B.A. or equivalent, with credit in English equivalent to the TCU 30-semester-hour major. To pursue the Ph.D., students must earn a B.A. or equivalent, with credit in English equivalent to the TCU 30-semester-hour major and sophomore-level credit in a foreign language.  Applicants with less preparation may be admitted conditionally but must take such additional courses as prescribed by AddRan College and the departmental director of graduate studies. Applicants must present recent GRE scores (less than five years old) with the admission application. Applicants must also submit a writing sample (10-20 pages, exclusive of notes and works cited) that demonstrates appropriate academic and writing skills needed for success in an English graduate program. Applicants should include with their materials a personal statement outlining career goals, explaining how they match the English Program at TCU, and three to five references relevant to postgraduate work in English studies.