The doctoral degree in English is a fully individualized program of study designed to help students reach the highest level of academic achievement in the humanities while they develop critical, investigative and leadership skills. Through this program, you will be prepared for a career in research, teaching or a leadership role in education or other fields.
Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements
Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in English
Area(s) of Emphasis:
- British and American Literature
- Rhetoric and Composition
- Language and Linguistics
- Professional and Technical Writing
- Film and Literature
Program Requires GRE: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.
|Internationals Living Abroad||Applicants Residing in the U.S.||Priority Consideration|
|Fall||May 1||July 15||February 15 for Assistantship|
|Spring||October 1||December 10|
- Academic Programs
Top Ten Things To Do When Applying
The grad school application process may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Sign up now to receive our list of Top Ten Things to Do When Applying to NIU’s Graduate School.