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Department of English

Graduate Studies

About The Graduate Program in Englishgraduate

 

Students with a B.A. enter the M.A. program; students with an M.A. enter the Ph.D. program. Registration in at least 9 credits during a regular semester is considered full-time registration. Teaching Assistants are considered full-time with registration in 6 credits.

Requirements for the M.A. (total of 30 credits)

  1. 27 credits of course work, including ENG 514 (Studies in Critical Theories)

Literature and Culture:

  1. ENG 510/511 (Introduction to Professional Study)
  2. coursework that reflects a balance of period coverage and specialization
  3. 3 credits for MA Thesis or MA Non-Thesis option

Requirements for the Ph.D. (total of 72 credits)

  1. 30 credits for the M.A. (completed before entering Ph.D. program)
  2. 24 credits of course work including ENG 514
  3. Comprehensive exams
  4. Dissertation proposal
  5. Dissertation
  6. Dissertation defense

Literature and Culture:

  1. ENG 510/511 (Introduction to Professional Study)
  2. coursework that reflects appropriate balance of period coverage and specialization
  3. 18 credits of ENG 699 (dissertation research)

For the Certificate in Gender and Women's Studies, see
http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/gradcertificateprog.html.

 

Special and Funding Opportunities:

  1. The department awards a limited number of Teaching Assistantships.
  2. The English department hosts annual contests, offering awards in the categories of creative non-fiction, poetry, short story and critical essay.
  3. There are a limited number of competitive Graduate School Fellowships and Scholarships.
  4. Other funding opportunities include tutoring in the Talent Development Program or teaching part-time.

Announcements for talks, positions, contests, etc. are sent via engrad, the graduate program listserv. All graduate students are automatically enrolled in engrad.