English

Program Summary

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.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

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

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Assistantship Consideration
Fall March 15 April 15 February 1
Spring September 15 October 15
Summer April 15

For More Information

Department of English
Reavis 215
Program website
815-753-0611

Director of Graduate Studies
Jessica Reyman
jreyman@niu.edu
815-753-6602

Application Contact
Dawn Sibley
dsibley@niu.edu  
815-753-1608

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