Fordham's Graduate Program in English
Our rigorous and competitive program is situated in an intimate, small-college environment near all the additional advantages New York City has to offer for students and scholars. The Master's (M.A.) and Doctorate (Ph.D.) professional degree programs prepare students to become scholars and professionals in the field of English language and literature. Scholarship and Professionalization
M.A. Students study a wide range of traditions and may concentrate in creative writing; Ph.D. Students specialize in a given historical period, genre or critical approach and receive intensive pedagogy training in order to become effective instructors at the University level. A highly successful placement program has helped many of our doctoral alumni find tenure-track teaching positions. Strong and Varied Course Study Offerings
Our faculty teach in virtually every field of literature written in English, with particular strengths in Medieval, Early Modern, Eighteenth Century, and American literature. Introductory courses are complemented by more intensive seminars and independent study may be arranged. Ph.D. Students are encouraged to take interdisciplinary courses and participate in the New York City Doctoral Consortium. Active Intellectual Community
We have a program that prides itself on the intellectual vibrancy of its students and faculty and on its small, diverse and supportive atmosphere. Students participate in historical area reading groups, present papers at our Graduate English Conference and Graduate Symposium, and attend lectures and readings by renowned scholars and authors who visit us throughout the year.