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English Language and Literature Graduate Programs

Graduate study in English Language and Literature at The University of Tulsa is nationally recognized and well subscribed. Students train as teachers, scholars, writers, to advance in existing careers and to become professors and research writers in specific literary fields.


Students work closely with graduate faculty in small seminars that average eight students, in one-on-one independent and directed readings, and in workshops on writing and teaching. There are no required courses or courses of study. Instead, students choose from among the seminars offered each semester according to their individual interests and particular professional needs. Special interest tutorials often supplement graduate seminars. M.A. and Ph.D. students are encouraged to work in the full range of subjects defined by our faculty’s expertise and by our internationally renowned archival holdings of manuscripts and books in McFarlin Library.

Degree Options

English Language & Literature, M.A.

Provides both opportunities for creative expression and professional preparation for teaching and for doctoral study and scholarly research.

English Language & Literature, Ph.D.

Designed to develop knowledgeable scholars, critics, and teachers of English literature.

English Language and Literature, J.D./M.A.

Highly motivated students can earn a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in less than four years.