Available Degree Programs

Our graduate program offers three separate degree programs:

Discrete MA (“Terminal MA”)

A two-year program for students who do not wish to pursue a PhD or are not ready to make the decision to pursue a PhD.


A seven-year program for students with a BA who are confident that they want to pursue a PhD and that their areas of specialization correspond to the UConn program’s strengths.


A six-year program for students who have completed an MA in English and who have a clear sense of their dissertation area within the research expertise of the UConn faculty.