MA & PhD in English: Literature

For more than 75 years, the Graduate Program in English at Illinois has provided students with a comprehensive education in English literature. Our award-winning faculty support coursework and research in all areas of English, American, and Anglophone literature, from the medieval to the contemporary, as well as in film studies, cultural studies, and literary theory. Our program actively encourages interdisciplinary work; students earn graduate minors and certificates in Medieval Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Media and Cinema Studies, African-American Studies, and the internationally-known Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, as well as in many other interdisciplinary units across campus:

If you are interested in pursuing graduate study in English at Illinois, please feel free to contact faculty members who share your interests.

Application Deadline: December 1, 12 noon (CST)