Ph.D. On Campus


Johns Hopkins University

60 months
57010 USD/year
57010 USD/year
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The Department of English at Johns Hopkins University offers a program leading to the PhD degree in English and American literature. The department is small in numbers and its graduate students are carefully selected on the basis of their professional distinction as teachers, critics, and scholars.


The department accepts only full-time students for the PhD. Continuance beyond each of the first three years depends on satisfactory performance in the graduate seminars and passing two foreign language examinations. 

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully continue are awarded an MA degree in the course of the PhD program, but the department does not offer a separate master’s program. Students proceed to the dissertation after successfully passing a qualifying examination in the third year.

The PhD in English literature at Johns Hopkins University consists of two years of course work and three years devoted to the research and writing of a dissertation. Students who remain in good standing will be guaranteed the same level of financial support for the full five years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intro Expository Writing
  • Introduction to Literary Study
  • Time Travel
  • Expository Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Academic record
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous college and university study
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57010 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    57010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57010 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
Living costs

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


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