Santa Clara University


Graduate School Advising


Meet our Advisor: Michael Lasley

Michael Lasley
Michael Lasley is a Renewable Term Lecturer who teaches courses in Critical Thinking and Writing as well as Advanced Writing courses. He previously taught English courses at Pepperdine University. Read the full profile »
Dr. Julia Voss
Assistant Professor
Julia Voss studies composition and literacy and teaches classes in college writing and digital composing. She has also taught scientific, business, and technical writing and worked as a writing consultant. Read the full profile »

Graduate School Information:

The MLA Guide to Doctoral Programs in English and Other Modern Languages covers doctoral programs in United States and Canadian departments of English, other modern languages, and comparative literature. For this edition of the Guide, more than 340 doctorate-granting departments in the United States and Canada that the MLA contacted in April 2005 have provided at least some information about their doctoral programs.  Entries contain some or all of the following information:

In addition to going on to pursue a wide range of careers, English majors also often go on to attend graduate school, whether in the Humanities (MA/PhD), Creative Writing (MFA), Business School (MBA), Law School (JD), or Medical School (MD). The resources below are geared predominantly to those interested in an MA and/or PhD in English (or Comparative Literature).  They are designed to provide very basic information about applying to graduate school. Please keep in mind that requirements, guidelines, and timelines can all vary widely depending on the field of study, the institution, and the program.  Consult with professors and others who have knowledge of the field and potential programs, and check with individual schools to see specific application details.

A List of Resources

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