Doctor of Philosophy in English

A Ph.D. in English prepares students to enter into the academic profession. Our program supports three primary concentrations—literary and cultural studies, film and media studies, and rhetoric and composition studies—with numerous subspecialties within and across these three areas.

English is one of the largest Ph.D. programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State with a graduate faculty of approximately 25 and a graduate student population of nearly 130 actively pursuing the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

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