Ph.D. On Campus


The Ohio State University

40507 USD/year
37140 USD/year
12424 USD/year
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The Department of English offers an integrated MA/PhD program at the The Ohio State University, giving graduate students a variety of opportunities to work closely with distinguished scholars and writers. 


Key facts:

  • From the works of Chaucer to those of Toni Morrison, from romanticism to postcolonialism, from rhetoric and composition to digital media, from folklore to film, from literacy studies to the history of the book - graduate study in English at Ohio State exposes students to the broad range of traditional and emerging fields in contemporary English studies, with many of our programs being nationally recognized. 
  • In addition to giving students extensive opportunities to work closely with scholars on a variety of research topics, the department offers outstanding teaching experiences. Incoming graduate students teach in our First-Year Writing Program at the The Ohio State University, and they receive training and support throughout their careers. Some second-year graduate students will move on to the second-level undergraduate writing course, and once PhD students complete a teaching apprenticeship, they are eligible to teach entry-level undergraduate courses or to serve as teaching assistants in the British and American literature surveys.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Literature Before 1900
  • Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Disability Studies
  • 18th-Century British Literature
  • English Linguistics
  • Film and Popular Culture Studies
  • Folklore
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Narrative and Narrative Theory

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40507 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 40507 USD per year
  • National

    37140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37140 USD per year
  • In-State

    12424 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12424 USD per year

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Graduate and professional students at Ohio State have a variety of funding options available to them, including associateships and other employment, fellowships, loans and scholarships. 

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.

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