Texas Tech University

Doctorate Degree in English

The doctoral program in English at Texas Tech University is designed to permit students to conduct advanced study in literature and creative writing. Students in our program are encouraged to prepare broadly, so that they may come to understand the rich interconnectedness of texts across traditional divisions of period, geography, and genre. They are also asked to choose a particular area of concentration, so that they may conduct specialized research at the highest level of intellectual engagement. The goal of this twofold approach to doctoral studies is to prepare students simultaneously to teach in multiple fields and to produce scholarship in their area of concentration.