Jeffrey Scraba, PhD
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
The Department of English offers programs of study leading to the Master of Arts degree, the Master of Fine Arts degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Entering students will consult with a departmental advisor to plan their course of study. Students in the MA program will choose one concentration from the five offered: Composition Studies, Language and Linguistics, Literature, Professional Writing, or English as a Second Language. Students in the PhD program will choose one of four concentrations: Composition Studies, Professional Writing, Applied Linguistics, or Literary and Cultural Studies.
Program objectives are: (1) development of skills to engage in original research or original creative writing for publication or for positions in education or industry; (2) development of advanced competencies in teaching language or literature and presentation of works to others; and (3) understanding and contributing to contemporary issues and debates in the chosen concentration.
Individual program requirements described in the Graduate School Issue of the 2018-2019 Graduate Catalog of The University of Memphis are subject to change. Please consult your graduate advisor for changes that may occur before publication of the next issue of this Catalog. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admission Regulations , Academic Regulations , and Minimum Degree Requirements ) as well as the program requirements of the degree being pursued.