- Master of Arts
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Master’s: British and American Literature
- Doctoral: American Literature, British Literature
- The master of arts program in English provides broad coverage of the texts of English and American literature. Through seminar courses, students develop extensive knowledge of literature and demonstrate skill in writing. Students who complete the master’s program at Marquette find themselves well prepared for doctoral studies.
- The doctorate in English is directed toward comprehensive and intensive knowledge of: literature and language with specialization in one area of British or American literature; the textual, editorial and critical problems and backgrounds of major texts and authors; the principles of literary criticism; the basic tools, methods and application of literary and linguistic research; and pedagogical problems. The program provides practical experience in the teaching of literature, rhetoric and composition to meet the needs of contemporary college education for creative scholars to teach and do research in English.
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- Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application
- A completed application form and fee online.
- Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- GRE scores (General Test only).
- A statement of purpose.
- One or two writing samples
- For international applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
January 15th for the following fall.
Merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) is available. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.