Stages of the Program

Our MA/PhD Programs for Literary Studies and Writing Studies are split into three stages, with different requirements at each stage. 
More information about the requirements of each stage, including information for current graduate students regarding Stage II applications, Special Fields Exam documents, and Dissertation Prospectus guidelines, can be found below. Students are also encouraged to review the Graduate Resources available to them.

Stage I: Master's Coursework and Requirements

Stage II: Doctoral Coursework, Special Field Exam, and Prospectus

Stage III: Dissertation and Defense