Texas Tech University

Ph.D. in English: General Requirements


For admission to the Ph.D. program, the English Department recommends that applicants have:

  • the M.A. in English or 30-36 graduate hours in English; applicants wishing to work in comparative literatures may have the M.A. in a foreign language.
  • a 3.50 GPA on all graduate courses
  • scores of 550 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE Aptitude Test, and a score 5.0 on the writing portion

Application Procedures

Prospective students must apply to both the Graduate School and the English Department in order to be considered  for admission. For more information:

Other Degree Requirements

As part of the Ph.D. in English, please see the full degree requirements.