Prospective Student Information

Thank you for your interest in our Ph.D. program.

The Berkeley English Department offers a wide-ranging Ph.D. program, engaging in all historical periods of British and American literature, Anglophone literature, and critical and cultural theory. The program aims to assure that students gain a broad knowledge of literature in English as well as the highly-developed skills in scholarship and criticism necessary to do solid and innovative work in their chosen specialized fields.

Please review the English Department Admissions FAQ  or contact the English Department Graduate Office with your questions:

Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory

Designated Emphasis in Film Studies

Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, & Sexuality

Designated Emphasis in Folklore

Designated Emphasis in Early Modern Studies

Medieval Studies Concurrent Degree

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