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Information for Prospective Ph.D. Students


Thank you for your interest in our Ph.D. program, which offers an unparalleled combination of intellectual rigor and graduate support. On this page, you will find the resources you need to learn about the program and the application process. For additional information, contact

The number one thing that I am most thankful for on a daily basis is the collegiality in the department. You would be hard-pressed to find any negativity or any unhealthy competition, and can instead collaborate and cooperate on pushing research forward. That collegiality has been the main thing that I’ve been thankful for and the main thing that seems to separate Stanford English from a lot of other English departments.

— Justin Tackett, 2011 Ph.D. Cohort