Graduate Studies

Graduate StudiesWelcome to Graduate Studies at the Department of English! Please learn more about our offerings by clicking on the links provided to the left.

Graduate students in English at Texas A&M benefit from an innovative curriculum, excellent scholarly and pedagogical training, and a vibrant intellectual community. We have an internationally prominent faculty and a diverse and professionally active student body. All PhD students are supported by assistantships and some tuition assistance; some assistantships are available to MA students. Students teach three courses a year and may have the opportunity to teach upper division courses in their areas of specialty. We also offer research assistantships, dissertation fellowships, and funding for travel and research. We are committed to training our students to be effective teachers as well as accomplished scholars.

We were a partner department in the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate, a multi-year study on the future of doctoral education. Some of our work is online at the CID website.

Campus Research Opportunities include:

In the current academic job market, our students have the guidance and support of the entire faculty. Our placement director works closely with students seeking employment, offering workshops, career counseling, and assistance with the preparation of cover letters, writing samples, and dossiers. In recent years, our students have found tenure-track employment at institutions including Agnes Scott College; Seoul National University (South Korea); University of Wisconsin, Whitewater; University of Southern Indiana; Illinois State University; University of Central Florida; and American University of Kuwait.