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Combined Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English Language and Literature and African American Studies Yale University



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The Department of English Language and Literature also offers, in conjunction with the Department of African American Studies, a combined Ph.D. degree in English Language and Literature and African American Studies.

Fields include English language and literature from Old English to the present, American literature, and Anglophone world literature.

In order to fulfill the basic requirements for the program, a student must complete twelve courses six courses with at least one grade of Honors and a maximum of one grade of Pass by July 15 following the first year; at least twelve courses with grades of Honors in at least four of these courses and not more than one Pass by July 15 following the second year. One of these twelve courses must be The Teaching of English (ENGL 990). Courses selected must include one medieval, one early-modern, one eighteenth- and/or nineteenth-century, one twentieth- and/or twenty-first-century.

They must satisfy the language requirement by the end of the second year. Two languages appropriate to the student's field of specialization, each to be demonstrated by (a) passing a translation exam administered by a Yale language department or (for languages not tested elsewhere at Yale) by the English department; (b) passing an advanced literature course at Yale (graduate or upper-level undergraduate, with director of graduate studies [DGS] approval); or (c) passing both ENGL 500 and ENGL 501.

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Here are the different ways in which you can study Combined Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English Language and Literature and African American Studies.

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees

$43,300.00 (32,15,696) per year


02 Sep


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Yale University, Warner House,

1 Hillhouse Avenue,



06511, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have completed a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) prior to matriculation at Yale.

English Language requirements: The minimum score on the TOEFL is 610 on the paper-based test or 102 on the Internet-based test.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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