The Department of English at Fordham offers MA and PhD degree programs. In addition to offering small, seminar-style courses led by our widely published and recognized faculty, we provide individualized, personal mentorship to all members of the graduate program. PhD students take our distinctive, two-semester teaching practicum, which prepares them to become effective instructors. MA students complete capstone writing projects while working closely with faculty mentors in their chosen fields of interest. We also run numerous workshops on dissertation writing, publishing, and other topics related to professionalization, and we have a dedicated faculty member who serves as our job placement officer.
Over the past seven years, 84% of our job candidates found full-time academic positions, 76% of which were tenure-track.
PhD students receive a 6-year fellowship package. MA students 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.