Marquette University

Graduate School



PO Box 1881

Olin Engineering Center, 501

Milwaukee, WI 53201

United States


(414) 288-7137


(414) 288-1901

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D - English (American Literature

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master of arts program in English provides broad coverage of the texts of English and American literature. Through courses and seminars, students develop extensive knowledge of literature and demonstrate skill in writing. Students who complete the master's program at Marquette normally 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. Teaching and research assistantships are available to candidates for both degrees on a competitive basis.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

(For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,075 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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