College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University

Doctor of Philosophy in English


Program Director: Dr. David Lavery
Peck Hall 316A
615-898-5648
david.lavery@mtsu.edu
Graduate Analyst: Karissa Garrison
615-898-2843
karissa.garrison@mtsu.edu

Graduate study in English is primarily an engagement in the deep and intense study of literature and language, theory, and writing, undertaken for the special pleasure in knowledge and understanding of the world and its semiotic systems that such studies bring. It also provides preparation and training for careers within and without the academy.

The Ph.D. in English offers a generalist program that allows for specialization in a number of areas, including American Literature; Anglophone Literature; British Literature; Children's and Young Adult Literature; Folklore; Linguistics; Literary Theory; Popular Culture and Film; and Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy. Courses are designed as seminars, and graduate students may expect highly individualized attention from the graduate faculty.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy in English program,
a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

Online application and appropriate application fee

Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)

Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - English Subject Test Optional

Three letters of recommendation

500-word statement of purpose

 

Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
GMAT ACTG - 6ZR-KJ-63
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466