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Students gain advanced knowledge of literature from the British Middle Ages and colonial America to global/postcolonial and U.S. contemporary, as well as knowledge of literary analysis; literature and science; literature and environment; literary theory; translation; and gender studies. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in English, or demonstrated skill in creative writing for careers as professional writers.


Program Address

Department of English
161 Voorhies Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2738
(530) 752-5013

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 5, 2020
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 5, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2020

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan I
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements


S/U Exception
P/NP allowed for all UG language coursework (UG only)


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department Chair
  • English
  • 08/26/2016

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • English
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • English
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • English
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: General
  • English
  • 07/01/2013
  • Advisor: General
  • English
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2021

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies