The graduate program in English at the University of Oregon includes traditional literary history and textual study, as well as coursework in critical theory, ethnic pieces of literature, gender studies, cultural studies, rhetoric and composition, postcolonial studies, ecocriticism, folklore, film and television, and popular culture.
Students in the PhD program may pursue a traditional doctoral course of study in any of these fields OR may tailor their coursework and independent research by enrolling in one of several “structured emphases,” which reflect the department’s strengths in the areas of ethnic American literary studies, film and media studies, folklore, literature and the environment, medieval studies, poetry and poetics, and rhetoric and composition.
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5
- Non-Native speakers: a minimum score of 600 on paper-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 100 on IBT (26+ on the speaking section), or a minimum score of 8.0 on IELTS
Application at a Glance
You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements:
- Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample
- Upload teaching supervisor letter of recommendation, evaluations, course syllabi for any college level teaching experience