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Graduate Programs

We are pleased to offer M.A. and Ph.D. degree programs with diverse intellectual, pedagogic, and professional opportunities. Both our M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are unique in that they are generalist programs. That means you as a student gain broad expertise in various fields of study. The wide-ranging research interests and proficiencies of our faculty and the flexibility of individualized coursework aim to give you a comprehensive education as well as knowledge in specialized fields.

Our M.A. program offers seven concentrations:
Our Ph.D. program offers five concentrations:
Check out what Dr. Maria Seger has to say about teaching critical race and ethnic studies through black fiction at UL Lafayette:
With the help of faculty mentors, as a Ph.D. student, you have the flexibility to fashion a course of study, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation research both in these concentrations and in specialized areas such as Critical Theory, Africana Literature, Southern Literary Studies, Feminist Theory and Criticism, and Children's Literature.

Apply to our M.A. or Ph.D. Programs today!

View the Graduate School Application Checklist.

Check out the latest course offerings for an idea of the kinds of classes you'll get to take.

View the English Graduate School Handbook.

We are committed to the professional development of our students: