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. Find out more here, including information for current graduate students regarding Stage II applications, Special Fields Exam documents, and Dissertation Prospectus guidelines.

Stage I

Master's Coursework and Requirements

Stage II

Doctoral Coursework, Special Field Exam, and Prospectus

Stage III

Dissertation and Defense