We appreciate your interest in our graduate programs. The Ohio State Department of English offers an integrated MA/PhD program and a graduate minor, giving graduate students a variety of opportunities to work closely with distinguished scholars and writers.
We are one of the largest departments of English in the country. Currently, we have approximately 100 students at various stages of the integrated MA/PhD program. Our integrated MA/PhD program allows students to specialize in almost every area within English studies. Our approximately 80 faculty members supervise research in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy, Digital Media, Folklore, and all historical periods of English literature from Anglo-Saxon to the 20th and 21st centuries. We also have concentrations of faculty who work with graduate students in the areas of narrative theory, United States ethnic and postcolonial studies, African-American literature, and film, television, and popular culture. Many of our faculty members are among the world's leading scholars in their fields.
Several scholarly journals are edited by members of the English department faculty with the assistance of advanced graduate students. These include The James Joyce Newsletter; Narrative: The Journal for the International Society for the Study of Narrative and The Journal, the Creative Writing program's own publication.