Immerse yourself in English language and literature, and prepare for a rewarding career in higher education, research, writing and beyond.
Language and literature shape our world and help us understand what it means to be human. As a Ph.D. student at UND, you’ll immerse yourself in the study of English and learn to analyze, write and communicate at a high level.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 3-5 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study English at UND?
Small class sizes, individual attention from faculty and thorough preparation for a demanding professional environment are just a few reasons students choose to enroll at UND. Among our program's many features:
- Our graduate-level seminars cover a variety of exciting topics in which you'll engage with professional and public audiences.
- The program will help you make sense of English as discipline - even as it allows you to explore topics of your own interest.
- Extensive support, along with graduate teaching assistant appointments for qualified students, prepares you for a number of professional opportunities.
- In the thesis track, you will research and write an in-depth thesis on a particular topic and begin to position yourself as an expert in the field.
A deep understanding of English language and literature is a springboard to professional success. In the Ph.D. program at UND, you'll gain not only a broad foundation in the field, but also depth of expertise in a specialization such as:
- Literature in English
- Literary criticism and theory
- The English language
- Composition and rhetoric studies
- Creative writing
- Cultural studies
You'll work closely with UND faculty who are experts in areas like:
- American Studies
- Postcolonial Studies
- Composition Studies
- American Indian Studies
- Women and Gender Studies
You'll produce significant, independent work that contributes to the field. And you'll prepare to launch a career in higher education, teaching, writing or any other profession that depends on outstanding communication and rhetorical skills.