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The Department of English offers a Ph.D. degree with one specialization, Literature in English

The Creative Writing option is available within this specialization. See the Creative Writing website for further information about courses, resources, research, etc.  and the PhD with creative dissertation.

The English Ph.D. program involves several components which must be completed within the specified time frames.

From Admission to Candidacy:  Our program is now implementing new program specific Candidacy Requirements which were formally approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Therefore, students enrolling in the PhD English program as of May 2016 will need to meet the new candidacy requirements.  

Download the official English Candidacy requirements

Students admitted before May 2016 can choose to meet old or new candidacy requirements and should contact the Graduate Director with any questions.

After Candidacy: Post-candidacy and thesis requirements are set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and appear in the Academic Regulations section of the current Graduate Calendar.

Resources and best practices for all aspects of graduate studies appear on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website Managing my Program.