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General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.

Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.


Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52

Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

Contact Us:


Email: Grad.Recruitment@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332

Book an appointment with a recruiter in-person or virtually .

Graduate Processors: Located in the Flawn Sciences Building 1.01.05


Office Hours: 8 A.M.–12 P.M.

Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

Contact Us:

Email: Graduate.admissions@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-
Fax: (210) 458-

Send Official Transcripts to: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.


Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.

 

English (Ph.D.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in English offers students opportunities for advanced study and research in cross-cultural, transnational approaches to English language and literary studies, with coursework required in U.S. Latina/o literature and the theory and practice of teaching composition. The Ph.D. in English is awarded to candidates who complete all required coursework, demonstrate in-depth, cross-cultural knowledge of English-language literature, and produce an original contribution to their field of specialization.

Why Pursue a Ph.D. in English at UTSA?

  • We offer a doctoral program with an emphasis in cross-cultural, transnational approaches to English language and literary studies.
  • We offer graduate fellowships and scholarships to eligible students.
  • We have a low student-to-faculty ratio and offer extensive mentoring to graduate students.
  • We offer study abroad opportunities in England, Italy, and Spain.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Admission Prerequisites:

 Required Degree  A Master’s degree in English or a related discipline with a grade point average of 3.5 or better.
 Other Degree Requirements  A minimum of at least 18 upper-division and/or graduate hours in English literary studies with a grade point average of 3.5 or better.
Application Requirements:
 General University Requirements Must meet university wide requirements.
 Application A completed a Graduate School application.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae Not Required.
 Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation, attesting to the student’s academic training, capability, and potential.
 Statement of Purpose A statement of purpose (2-3 pages) describing research interests and purpose for pursuing the Ph.D. in English program.
 Test Scores Not Required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, info@foreigncredentials.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
  • If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
 International Applicants Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other A writing sample (a research paper approximately 15 pages).

Career Options

  • University or College Professor
  • Professional Writing
  • Publishing

Research Opportunities

  • Funding is available for graduate student travel to conferences.
  • Graduate Certificates in Creative Writing and in Rhetoric and Composition.

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Kenneth Walker, Ph.D.

Email Address: kenneth.walker@utsa.edu

Telephone:  (210) 458-4743

Graduate Catalog Link:  http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/liberalfinearts/english/#english-phd

Degree Website: http://colfa.utsa.edu/English/phd.html

Funding Opportunities

Course Scheduling and Offerings

  • Graduate classes are generally offered in the evening and may also be offered in the afternoon or morning.
  • A full listing of current classes may be accessed through ASAP (Course Schedules) and syllabi may be accessed through Bluebook.