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Harvard University

Department of English and American Literature and Language

Cambridge, MA

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Harvard University

Overview

Harvard University / Department of English and American Literature and Language is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Medieval literature and language
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Renaissance literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Eighteenth-century literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literature: nineteenth-century to the present
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Modern British and American literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Critical theory

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
2 Foreign Languages
Exam
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
Oral exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

405
Applied
15
Accepted
4%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
No
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 30th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 30
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

81
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Old and Middle English language and literature, drama, creative writing, transition to Romanticism, history and theory of criticism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Cambridge, MA  02138
United States
Contact Gwen Urdang-Brown
Phone: 617-495-1000

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