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Welcome to the Graduate Program at the Department of English, UGA.

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We offer MA and PhD degrees. Our PhD program is primarily intended for students pursuing a career in college and university teaching and research. Our Master’s program serves many intellectual and career goals, from further PhD work elsewhere to careers in education, publishing, law, public outreach – any field that values advanced critical thinking and research abilities. As a large program, we offer a wide variety of courses, ranging from the traditional to the innovative, that signal our recognition of intellectual and disciplinary change as well as our commitment to traditional literary history. Course offerings arise from faculty research interests, and our program encourages students to follow the example of an intellectually engaged faculty in designing their own programs of study.

We know that that the burden of professional development is shared by graduate students and faculty alike, so our faculty works closely with our graduate students to help them develop professionally as scholars and teachers. Research, publication, and undergraduate teaching are never distinct practices, so we provide opportunities to connect research with teaching, to present scholarly work to a range of audiences, and to become part of a larger intellectual community.

Please send initial inquiries to the Graduate Academic Advisor, Amanda Cross at or phone at 706-542-2197.