Graduate Programs

TCU’s tradition of excellence in graduate studies combines intellectual development with practical training and professional mentoring. Because we admit only 10-12 students per year, we are able to give students individual attention throughout their degree program.

MA in English

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Ph.D in English

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Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition

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Benefits for You

  • A nationally respected faculty with strong research and publication profiles
  • A program that is small enough and friendly enough to allow for individual intellectual development and career mentoring
  • A balanced and flexible course of study that allows you to integrate work in literary studies (including American Literature and/or British Literature) along with rhetoric and composition, or to focus on one research area alone
  • Competitive graduate fellowships that typically provide five years of funding for Ph.D. students who enter with a BA and four years of funding for students who enter with an MA
  • Appointments for graduate instructors that carry a 1:1 teaching load
  • Excellent mentoring of your teaching, including summer workshops, graduate courses in pedagogy, and opportunities to apply for teaching assignments in your research area
  • Opportunities for research and publication experience in journals such as descant and small presses, such as TCU Press
  • An excellent record of student placement and publication

For More Information

Dr. Brad Lucas
Director of Graduate Studies

Merry Roberts
Academic Program Specialist