Situated in a small-college environment on our bucolic Bronx Rose Hill Campus in New York City, Fordham's English Graduate Program is rigorous and competitive as well as supportive. We offer M.A. and Ph.D. degree programs that are selective and modest in size. You will enjoy individualized, personal mentorship and small seminar-style courses led by our dedicated, prize-winning, and widely published faculty who teach and do research in virtually every field of literature written in English. As a Ph.D. Student, you will take our distinctive two-semester teaching practicum which prepares our graduates to become sought-after, experienced instructors. As an M.A. student, you will complete a capstone wrting project which will further deepen your professionalization in writing and offer an opportunity for publication.
Over the past seven years, 84% of our job candidates found full-time academic positions, 76% of which were tenure-track.
If you are selected for admission to the Ph.D. program, you will receive full funding for up to 6 years. While the majority of our doctoral students have the goal of a college or university teaching career, we prepare our students for a variety of fields. In fact, we have a dedicated faculty member who serves as our placement officer.
If you are a Master's applicant, you may competitively qualify to be one of a select few who receive funding for the 2 year program.
Fordham's English Master’s students are well-prepared and highly desirable job candidates, whether they go on to doctoral programs in English or to a career in any one of a variety of fields including publishing, university administration, business, teaching, law, and more.