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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in in English

Graduate School of Liberal and Fine Arts - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English

Date Program Established - 4/19/2002


For specific information about this Degree Program go to: http://colfa.utsa.edu/English/phd.html.


1 Number of Degrees Per Year 5.0 (average, 2009-2011)
2 Graduation Rates --
3 Average Time to Degree 5 Years (average, 2009-2011)
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)
Academic Year # % Employed % Still Seeking % Unknown
2008-2009 5 100% 0% 0%
2009-2010 5% 100% 0% 0%
2010-2011 4 100% 0% 0%
5 Admissions Criteria

In addition to satisfying the University-wide graduate admission requirements, the minimum requirements for admission to the Doctoral program in English are as follows:

  1. The student must have a Master’s degree in English or a related discipline with a grade point average of 3.5 or better or a Bachelor’s degree in English or a related discipline with a grade point average of 3.5 or better.
  2. A minimum of at least 18 upper-division and/or graduate hours in English literary studies with a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

In addition, applicants must submit:

  1. A statement of purpose (2–3 pages).
  2. A writing sample (a research paper of approximately 15 pages).
  3. Three letters of recommendation attesting to the student’s academic training, capability, and potential.
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from both the General Test and the English Subject Test. These scores will be considered in comparison with scores from applicants of similar socioeconomic background.
  5. Students who have received degrees from non-English speaking universities must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores of no less than 550 (paper version), or 79 (Internet version).

For more details, see http://www.graduateschool.utsa.edu/prospective_students/academic_programs

6 Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support 15 (88%)
7 Average Financial Support Provided $15,704
8 Student Core Faculty Ratio 1.09
9 Core Faculty Publications
Academic Year Number of Publications
2008-2009 76
2009-2010 80
2010-2011 138
10 Core Faculty External Grants
Average Faculty Receiving Funds --
Grant Value Per Faculty  
Total Grant Value Per Program Per Year  
11 Percentage Full-Time Students 53%
12 Number of Core Faculty 21
13 Faculty Teaching Load 14.1
14 Faculty Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female
White 5 7
Black 0 3
Hispanic 0 4
Other 0 1
Total 5 15
15 Student Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female Total
White 2 11 13
Black 0 0 0
Hispanic 4 12 16
Other 1 4 5
Total 7 27 34
16 Date of Last External Review March 2009
17 External Program Accreditation
18 Student Publications/Presentations
Academic Year Number of Publications/Presentations
2008-2009 41
2009-2010 47
2010-2011 53