The Doctoral Program

A PhD program consists of coursework, candidacy exams, and a dissertation. The program is designed to be completed in four years, though the university allows up to seven years to completion. Students may choose to concentrate in any of British, Canadian, American, Irish, and Postcolonial literatures in English, as well as Critical Theory. A separate concentration in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought is available as well (please see the English CSPT concentration page and/or visit the CSPT web site).