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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English - Modern Literature and Culture

Estados Unidos

¿Qué aprenderé?

The PhD requires a total of 60 semester hours of coursework, a qualifying written and oral examination, and a dissertation. According to Graduate School regulations, work on the Ph.D. must be completed eight years from the time you have begun coursework applicable to the degree; if you entered with an MA, you will have six years from the time of beginning course work for the PhD.

Program Requirements:

English 400: Introduction to Graduate Study.
English 402: Teaching College Composition
English 502: Independent Study for Doctoral Qualification
Two courses in critical theory or textual studies; at least one of these two courses must be in critical theory

B. Field-Specific Requirements:

Doctoral students in English who have completed the MA degree will enter one of the following three specialized fields and must meet the course requirements defined for that specialization. Students will be free to change their field at any time, provided that they are able to fulfill the course requirements for the new field.

  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • 19th-Century Studies
  • Modern Literature and Culture

Note that several of these requirements will be partly or wholly fulfilled by all students as part of their MA study.

The PhD in Modern Literature and Culture at Loyola University is designed for graduate students who desire to study Modernism, Postmodern, and Contemporary literature. Loyola University Chicago features faculty working with a variety of literature and poetry including 20th-Century American and British, African-American, and Postcolonial literature. The faculty includes specialists in the fields of Psychoanalytic theory, Feminist theory, Poetry, Drama, and Film Studies.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Arts and Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (8 )

Costos de estudio
USD $1,055 per credit hour
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2023


Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Road,



60660, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

The Graduate School welcomes applications from international students who have completed a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent.

Para estudiantes internacionales

A student with a strong undergraduate record may be admitted to the PhD program directly after completing the BA. Those who apply to the PhD program with the MA already completed will receive credit for previous coursework with the approval of the Graduate School. The graduate programs in English normally admit only for the fall semester.

English language requirements:

For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 is required.

For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 79 on the iBT or a 550 on the written test is required.

Deadlines: Fall-June 1; Fall with stipend consideration: January 15; rolling admissions for non-degree applicants

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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