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Graduate study in English at the University of Oregon includes traditional literary history and textual study, as well as critical theory, ethnic literatures, gender studies, cultural studies, rhetoric and composition, postcolonial studies, ecocriticism, folklore, film and television, and popular culture.  Students in the MA Program may pursue a traditional master of arts degree emphasizing any of these fields.  Students in the PhD program may pursue a traditional doctoral course of study in any of these fields OR may tailor their coursework and independent research by enrolling in one of several “Structured Emphases,” which reflect the Department’s strengths in the areas of Ethnic American Literary Studies, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, Literature and the Environment, Medieval Studies, Poetry and Poetics, and Rhetoric and Composition.

To apply for Graduate Studies via the web, please follow the directions on the page Application Information. The link at the bottom of that page will lead you to the web-based application.