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English

The doctoral program in English develops fluency in the critical discourses of the profession and prepares graduates to teach English professionally on the post-secondary level, or to enter a wide range of alternate academic careers.

Particular areas of departmental strength include:

You can also download a sampling of our current graduate course descriptions, which are updated prior to registration each semester. For more information on degree requirements, please take a look at the Graduate Student Handbook for English.

Career Profile

Teaching writing and literature at the college level

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Writing samples/portfolio which includes work crossing various genres

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​January 15

By the Numbers

Facts and figures that make this major unique:

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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