"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My PhD studies at UD provided a solid background in literature and honed my critical skills for my own writing."
~ Catherine Carter
"I made lifelong friends and I got my butt kicked intellectually. I’m eternally grateful for both."
~ Alexander Long
"The friendship and support of my mentors helped me to grow tremendously as a writer."
~ Erinn Batykefer
"I became an Assistant Editor in less than two years with my English degree."
~ Rachel A. Gearhart
"I use my English degree to advocate for my clients. The program helped me become a better writer & thinker."
~ Mary Akhimien
"I honed my writing & research on diverse issues of the human condition, focusing on ethics and civic justice."
~ Brian Byrd
"An education in the humanities helps to render the world into a language that is profound, mysterious & complex."
~ Rachel Eliza Griffiths
"My internships & editorial work at UD prepared me for a challenging but ever-rewarding career as a reporter."
~ Wallace McKelvey
"My job demands perfection when it comes to grammar, accuracy and objectivity, and it needs to happen fast."
~ Matt O'Donnell
"I found my passion for counseling students and helping them stay on track to attend college."
~ Sara Linton
"I got a great job teaching 9th grade English and film studies and will soon pursue my master's degree."
~ Kelly Emery
"Taking a variety of English courses allowed me to master and teach the modes of discourse to my own students."
~ Danielle Allen
"I secured my job prior to graduation at a UD teacher job fair. "
~ Melissa Paparozzi
"My professors helped me develop a compassionate teaching style and establish professional connections."
~ Staci Edwards
Applicants should apply online using the ApplyYourself
application portal no later than January 1 for admission to the
following fall semester. Detailed instructions and requirements are
listed on the Graduate & Professional Education Admissions website. Specific questions about your application may be directed to the English Department Academic Support Coordinator or
The following items must be uploaded to your online application:
students who wish to continue on to the PhD program will apply directly
to the Director of Graduate Studies by January 1 of their second
year. The application materials are
identical to those submitted by external applicants: a formal personal
statement, a sample of academic writing, and three letters of
recommendation. GRE test scores (general
and subject) and transcripts need not be resubmitted because these are already
part of the student's file in the Graduate Program office. Internal applicants do not need to pay an
application fee and should not use the online application system based at
the university's graduate office.
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