Copyright

Top Graduate Schools for English Majors

Graduate programs in English include a variety of specialties in English literature, including literature theory and criticism, American literature, British literature and medieval literature. The following are the highest ranked graduate schools offering English programs.

View 3 Popular Schools »

Highest Ranked Graduate Schools for English

1. University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley is a 4-year public school serving roughly 35,396 students. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of California - Berkeley's English Ph.D. program as the nation's top graduate program for English. This 6-year Ph.D. program, offered through the school's English Department, includes topics in cultural and critical theory, American and British literature, and Anglophone literature. A master's degree in English is not offered at Berkeley, but an undergraduate program is available.

Contact Information

  • Address: Berkeley, California 94720
  • Phone Number: (510) 642-6000

2. Stanford University in Stanford, CA

Located 37 miles southeast of San Francisco, Stanford University's graduate English program provides expert instruction in many areas of study, from Renaissance literature to post-colonial studies, and is home to a renowned creative writing program. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked Stanford the second-best graduate English program in the nation. Alumni of Stanford's Graduate School of English include U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Haas, Pulitzer Price winner Jeffrey Eugenides, and Tobias Wolfe, author of This Boy's Life. Wolfe is professor of English and creative writing at Stanford, where he has been a faculty member since 1997.

Contact Information

  • Address: Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone Number: (650) 723-2300

List of Good Graduate English Programs

College/University Name Student Population Address Phone Number
University of Texas at Austin49,984Austin, Texas 78712(512) 471-3434
New York University42,18970 Washington Sq. S., New York, New York 10012(212) 998-1212
University of Wisconsin - Madison41,620500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53706(608) 262-1234
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor41,028Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109(734) 764-1817
University of California - Los Angeles38,220405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, California 90095(310) 825-4321
Rutgers University - New Brunswick36,04183 Somerset St., New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901(732) 932-1766
University of California - Berkeley35,396Berkeley, California 94720(510) 642-6000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill28,567103 S. Bldg. Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599(919) 962-2211
Harvard University26,496Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138(617) 495-1000
University of Virginia24,541Charlottesville, Virginia 22904(434) 924-0311
University of Pennsylvania24,1071 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104(215) 898-5000
Columbia University23,196116 St. and Broadway, New York, New York 10027(212) 854-1754
Cornell University20,273Ithaca, New York 14853(607) 255-2000
Johns Hopkins University19,7583400 N. Charles St., Mason Hall, Baltimore, Maryland 21218(410) 516-8000
Stanford University17,833Stanford, California 94305(650) 723-2300
University of Chicago14,7885801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637(773) 702-1234
Duke University14,060103 Allen Bldg., Durham, North Carolina 27708(919) 684-2813
Yale University10,192New Haven, Connecticut 06520(203) 432-1333
Brown University8,318One Prospect St., Providence, Rhode Island 02912(401) 863-1000
Princeton University7,330Princeton, New Jersey 08544(609) 258-3000
Show me popular schools

Related to Top English Graduate Programs

  • Related
  • Recently Updated
  • Popular
List of Schools with the Best English Masters Programs

A master's degree in English may be offered in combined program with a Ph.D., which is useful for those who want to do research...

Graduate English Courses and Classes Overview

Master's degree and Ph.D. programs in English offer graduate courses in a wide variety of areas. Students typically concentrate...

Top English PhD Programs: List of Schools

A Ph.D. in English or English literature is useful for those interested in teaching at the college level. Students in an...

Graduate Schools for Industrial Psychology: How to Choose

Industrial psychology involves the use of scientific psychological practices as related to the workforce. Prospective students...

Schools with Graduate Programs in Publishing: How to Choose

Popular Schools

  • Minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED
    School locations:
    • Online Learning

    Online Programs

    • Master
        • Master of Arts in English
        • MA in Communication
        • MEd in Reading & Writing Specialist
        • MA in Communication - New Media & Marketing

    What is your highest level of education?

  • Minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Must be 21 years of age or older and have completed some college or 24 years of age or older and a high school graduate for a Bachelor's degree
    • Masters degree applicants must have a Bachelors degree
    • Doctorate degree applicants must have a Masters degree
    School locations:
    • Online Learning

    Online Programs

    When would you like to start classes?

  • Minimum eligibility requirements:
    • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED
    School locations:
    • Online Learning

    Online Programs

    What is your highest level of education?

Other Schools:

  • School locations:
    • Massachusetts (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Boston University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • School locations:
    • Iowa (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Iowa include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
  • School locations:
    • Pennsylvania (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Temple University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • School locations:
    • Columbia (D.C.) (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at George Washington University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate, Coursework
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
        • American Literature
        • British Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • School locations:
    • Virginia (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at George Mason University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
        • British Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
  • School locations:
    • Arizona (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Northern Arizona University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • Comparative Language Studies and Services
      • Digital, Radio, and Television Communication
      • English Composition
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Journalism
      • Public Relations and Advertising
  • School locations:
    • Louisiana (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Louisiana include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Communications and Journalism
      • Communication Studies
      • English Language and Literature
      • Foreign Language and Literature
      • Public Relations and Advertising

Popular Schools

Avg. Wages For Related Jobs

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics