The Department of English at Fordham offers M.A. and Ph.D. 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. Ph.D. students take our distinctive, two-semester teaching practicum, which prepares them to become effective instructors. M.A. 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. 73% of which were tenure-track.
Applicants admitted to the Ph.D. with a prior master's degree are eligible to receive 5 years of merit-based funding and only applicants admitted into the Direct Ph.D. (e.g. without prior master's) are eligible for 6 years of funding.