Our program is a selective, dynamic one. Our small size allows us to give our doctoral students instruction and professional mentoring tailored to their individual needs and interests, and our location on the beautiful Coral Gables campus gives us easy access to the diverse, vibrant, and unique cultural and intellectual offerings of Miami and South Florida.
The program offers opportunities for research in all major areas of literatures in English, with particular strengths in Caribbean literary studies, Irish literary studies, Renaissance and early modern literature, feminisms and theories of gender and sexuality, Atlantic studies, and postcolonial studies. In the most recent rankings of English PhD programs by the National Research Council (2010), our program was one of the two top ranked programs in the United States for student and faculty diversity, and we especially encourage applications from highly qualified minority and international students.
Our PhD program provides strong student support. We offer a competitive stipend of $20,000 per year to each student and a full tuition waiver; this package is guaranteed for five years for those in good standing. Additional funding is available on a competitive basis. Furthermore, there are generous departmental funds for travel to present papers at conferences and to conduct archival research for the dissertation.
You can apply until:
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Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.Schedule TOEFL®
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The University of Miami requires a minimum score of 297 (total of verbal + quantitative) for acceptance into any Graduate School program.
This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.
Recommended Analytical Writing score:
The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.
The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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