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Department of English

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Department of English / Department of English is located in Tallahassee, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English Rhetoric and composition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English Creative writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English Literature
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) English Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) English Rhetoric and composition
Master of Arts (MA) English Literature

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master’s Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 25

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available?
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master’s degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master’s Degrees 1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
33 hours of coursework including capstone essay, thesis or portfolio (MA); 45 hours of coursework including 9-12 thesis hours (MFA)
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
27 hours of coursework, 24 hours of dissertation work


Acceptance Rate


Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Summer deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master’s Degree Requirements Sample of written work, 3 letters of recommendation, resume, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Requirements Sample of written work, 3 letters of recommendation, resume, statement of purpose
International Students

Tuition & Fees

Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study

Student Body


Hispanic/Latino 0.89%
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.89%
Asian 1.79%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.25%
Unknown 1.79%



Focus of faculty research: British and Irish literature, American literature, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, multiethnic transnational literature, history of text technologies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Contact Dr. Gary Taylor
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 850-644-4230
Fax: 850-644-0811

Florida State University

The majority of students in the Graduate English Program receive support in the form of a teaching assistantship. Teaching assistants are provided with a stipend and a waiver for most of their tuition. Experienced TAs are often invited to teach during the summer term for an additional stipend.


  • D. M. Aderibigbe PhD (Poetry)
  • Kaveh Akbar PhD (Poetry) 2018
  • David Bottoms PhD 1982
  • Katie Burgess PhD (Fiction)
  • Kara Candito PhD
  • Dorothy Chan PhD (Poetry)
  • George Makana Clark MA (Fiction) 1992, PhD (Fiction) 1996
  • Thomas Cooper PhD
  • Katie Cortese PhD (Fiction) 2013
  • Marian Crotty PhD (Fiction) 2013
  • Jaclyn Dwyer PhD
  • Patricia Foster PhD 1993
  • Jesse Goolsby PhD 2016
  • Barbara Hamby MA 1981
  • Rebecca Hazelton PhD (Poetry) 2010
  • Micah Dean Hicks PhD (Fiction) 2015
  • Erin Hoover PhD 2016
  • Tim Keppel PhD (Fiction) 1996
  • Kate Kimball PhD (Fiction)
  • Pat MacEnulty PhD (Fiction) 1995
  • Brandi Martin MFA (Poetry) 2017
  • Colleen Mayo MFA (Fiction)
  • Jen McClanaghan PhD 2009
  • P. J. Murphy PhD
  • Jacob Newberry PhD 2013
  • Lisa Nikolidakis PhD 2011
  • Iheoma Nwachukwu PhD (Fiction) 2018
  • Brenda Peynado MFA (Fiction) 2011
  • Misha Rai PhD 2017
  • Catherine Reid PhD
  • Heather Sellers PhD (Fiction) 1992
  • Sandra Simonds PhD 2010
  • Erin Slaughter PhD (Poetry) 2021
  • Jane Springer PhD (Poetry) 2008
  • Leon Stokesbury PhD 1984
  • David Thacker PhD (Poetry) 2018
  • S. Brady Tucker PhD (Fiction/Poetry) 2012
  • Michael X. Wang PhD 2015
  • Holly Wilson PhD (Fiction) 2011
  • Josephine Yu PhD (Poetry) 2012

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