The Department of English at Fordham offers both M.A. and Ph.D. degree programs. You will enjoy individualized, personal mentorship and small seminar-style courses led by our dedicated, prize-winning, and widely published faculty. 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 writing project for which you will develop an essay for potential publication.
Over the past seven years, 84% of our job candidates found full-time academic positions, 76% of which were tenure-track.
Ph.D. students 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. We have a dedicated faculty member who serves as our placement officer.
If you are a Master's applicant, you may apply for competitive 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.