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University of Southern California

Department of English

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California / Department of English is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literature and creative writing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) English
Master of Arts (MA) English

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (English literature)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (English literature)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 14.14%
Black or African American 1.01%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.01%
Asian 3.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.03%
Unknown 21.21%


Male (42%)
Female (57%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 37
Part-time - 12
Male (26)
Female (23)


Focus of faculty research: Creative writing and literature; early modern studies; gender and sexuality; narrative studies; poetry and poetics; media, film, and popular culture; studies in race and minority literature
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Prof. Margaret Russett
Phone: 213-740-3727
Fax: 213-741-0377

University of Southern California