English (Ph.D.) - Online

English (Ph.D.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

English Core Courses
ENGL 602Methods and Materials of Research3
ENGL 603Literary Theory and Practice3
ENGL 701Advanced Textual Analysis3
ENGL 705Origin and Evolution of English3
ENGL 715Seminar In British Literature 3
ENGL 716Seminar in American Literature 3
ENGL 730Christian Literary Tradition3
ENGL 735Major Christian Authors3
ENGL 797Special Topics3
ENGL 897Advanced Research Seminar3
Total Hours30
Electives Courses 1
Total Hours9

Choose 9 credit hours of 500-900 level ENGL, RASP, or WRIT courses not already applying to the degree.

Examination & Dissertation Courses
ENGL 900Comprehensive Readings and Examination 13
ENGL 980Prospectus Comprehensive Examination 13
ENGL 987Bibliography and Literary Research5
ENGL 988Dissertation I5
ENGL 989Dissertation II5
ENGL 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours21

No Comprehensive Examination Course may be taken more than twice.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in the Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENGL 602 Methods and Materials of Research 3
ENGL 603 Literary Theory and Practice 3
Second Semester
ENGL 701 Advanced Textual Analysis 3
ENGL 705 Origin and Evolution of English 3
Third Semester
ENGL 715 Seminar in British Literature 3
ENGL 716 Seminar in American Literature 3
Fourth Semester
ENGL 730 Christian Literary Tradition 3
Elective 1 3
Fifth Semester
ENGL 735 Major Christian Authors 3
Elective 1 3
Sixth Semester
ENGL 797 Special Topics 3
Elective 1 3
Seventh Semester
ENGL 897 Advanced Research Seminar 3
ENGL 900 Comprehensive Readings and Examination 2 3
Eighth Semester
ENGL 980 Prospectus Comprehensive Examination 2 3
Ninth Semester
ENGL 987 Bibliography and Literary Research 5
Tenth Semester
ENGL 988 Dissertation I 5
Eleventh Semester
ENGL 989 Dissertation II 5
ENGL 990 Dissertation Defense 0
 Total Hours60

Choose any 500-900 level ENGL, RASP, or WRIT course not already applying to the degree


No Comprehensive Examination course may be taken more than twice

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