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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, 2018
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 5, 2018
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018

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

  • Program Chair
  • English
  • 07/01/2017 to 06/30/2019
  • Department Chair
  • English
  • 08/26/2016

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • English
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2019
  • Advisor: General
  • English
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • English
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
  • Advisor: General
  • English
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2018

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies