English Program


Academic Program

The English program provides an environment that is student-centered, characterized at the instructional level by faculty advisement and small seminar classes.  It supports student flexibility in designing individual courses of study, within the department or with other departments in the Arts and Humanities or other schools at CGU.  The academic program emphasizes both breadth in American and British literatures and the development of research and area expertise at the doctoral level.  Ph.D. students may elect to concentrate in any period of American literature (pre or post 1900) or British literature (pre or post 1750); formal concentrations are also available in the transdisciplinary fields of Early Modern Studies or American Studies. All degree tracks allow students to integrate topics in other humanistic disciplines with research in literature and the critical, cultural, and historical context of literary texts. The School of Arts and Humanities also offers Graduate Certificates available to all CGU students. 

The English department offers the following degrees:


Applications for fall admission should be received by February 1. Applications received after this date will be evaluated on a space-available basis. For complete information on applying to the English graduate program at Claremont Graduate University, please visit the Prospective Students section of this website.

To apply to the English Program at Claremont Graduate University, please use the following links:

For more information on the English programs at CGU and how to apply, please contact the Admissions Office via email or phone (909) 607-7811.


Financial Aid

Institutional financial assistance is available in the form of fellowships. Applications submitted by February 1 have priority for the awarding of aid, although aid may be awarded to late applicants on the basis of available funds.

Federal aid, in the form of loans and work study, is awarded on the basis of financial need. In addition, students may actively seek opportunities for financial support which might be available to them from foundations and other institutions.  For more information on funding opportunities for Arts and Humanities students, click here.

You may, also, contact the Office of Student Financing, Claremont Graduate University, 160 East 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711, by telephone 909.621.8337, by fax: 909.607.7285, or by email: finaid@cgu.edu.


Contact Information

English Department
CGU, School of Arts and Humanities
831 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
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