Top English Graduate Programs

UC Berkeley is ranked No. 1 in the US for its graduate English programs, with Stanford and Yale ranked in the joint second positions. The Berkeley English Department offers a range of PhD program, students may combine a PhD in English with studies in another discipline such as Film Studies, Medieval Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

The Yale English Department offers a range of graduate programs with courses such as: Early Modern Drama and the English Reformation, Romantic Poetry and Criticism, Antebellum American Literature and Culture, The Teaching of English, Modern American Drama, etc.

Ranking of Top English Graduate Programs:

1 University of California--Berkeley
2 Stanford University
2 Yale University
4 Columbia University
4 Harvard University
4 University of Pennsylvania
7 Cornell University
7 Princeton University
7 University of Chicago
10 Duke University
10 University of California--Los Angeles
10 University of Virginia
13 Brown University
13 Johns Hopkins University
13 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
16 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
17 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick
17 University of Texas--Austin
17 University of Wisconsin--Madison
20 New York University
20 Northwestern University

Source: US News & World Report 2010

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