Department of English


PhD Program

The University of Rochester's English PhD Program presents students with a rare combination: the Department's small size enables close interaction with faculty and personalized courses of study; at the same time, we benefit from the wide array of intellectual, scholarly, and cultural opportunities that define a major research institution such as ours.

Graduate education in the Department extends to both research and teaching. All PhD students participate in a summer-long pedagogy course, and are exposed to a variety of teaching environments: in addition to designing and leading their own composition courses, PhD students may co-teach a course with a faculty member, receive training and experience in English-as-a-Second-Language instruction, or offer core coverage courses during the summer term.