Texas Tech University

PhD Degree Requirements

Irrespective of concentration, all doctoral students must take the following courses:

  • ENGL 5340: Research Methods
  • ENGL 5342: Critical Methods
  • ENGL 5390: Writing for Publication
  • ENGL 5392: Teaching College Literature
  • First Year Writing Practicum-3 hours

All students must also take at least one course each in British literature, American literature, and Comparative literature as well as a minimum of six courses (18 hours) in their intended area of expertise. Most students satisfy some or all of the general requirements during the course of their MA program, even if that MA program has been completed at another university. Other courses--and particularly those in the intended area of expertise--must be completed at Texas Tech so that the doctoral candidate may form positive working relationships with faculty in her or his field of study.