Students entering either the MA/PhD or the PhD program should be aware that they are undertaking studies not only to deepen their enjoyment and understanding of literary texts, modes, and movements but also to explore their potential as interpreters, scholars, and, in most cases, teachers of literature and language. They are embarking on a systematic course of study designed to ensure an understanding of literary history in both its canonical and non-canonical aspects and to make them fully participating members of a community of scholars and critics.

Requirements specific to the M.A./Ph.D. Program:

Requirements specific to the Ph.D. Program:

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