Following is a list of the top graduate programs in the country that offer the degree of Ph.D in English. The U.S. News & World Report's 2006 edition Ph.D program rankings showed that UC Berkeley was ranked 1st (joint top with Harvard and Yale) for its English programs. The Berkeley English Department (http://english.berkeley.edu/graduate/) offers a wide-ranging Ph.D. program, engaging in all historical periods of British and American literature, Anglophone literature, and critical and cultural theory.

Ranking of Top English PhD Programs:

Rank, School, Average reputation score (5 = highest)
1. Harvard University (MA) 4.9
    University of California--Berkeley 4.9
    Yale University (CT) 4.9
4. Princeton University (NJ) 4.8
    Stanford University (CA) 4.8
6. Cornell University (NY) 4.7
    University of Chicago 4.7
8. Columbia University (NY) 4.6
    Johns Hopkins University (MD) 4.6
10. University of California--Los Angeles 4.5
     University of Pennsylvania 4.5
12. Duke University (NC) 4.4
     University of Michigan--Ann Arbor 4.4
     University of Virginia 4.4
15. Brown University (RI) 4.3
16. Rutgers State University--New Brunswick (NJ) 4.1
      University of California--Irvine 4.1
      University of Wisconsin--Madison 4.1
19. Northwestern University (IL) 4.0
      University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign 4.0
      University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill 4.0
      University of Texas--Austin 4.0
23. CUNY Graduate School and University Center 3.9
      Indiana University--Bloomington 3.9
      New York University 3.9
26. University of California--Davis 3.7
      University of Washington 3.7
28. Emory University (GA) 3.6
      Pennsylvania State University--University Park 3.6
      University of California--Santa Barbara 3.6
      University of Iowa 3.6
      Vanderbilt University (TN) 3.6
33. Ohio State University 3.5
     University of Maryland--College Park 3.5
     University of Southern California 3.5
36. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities 3.4
      University of Notre Dame (IN) 3.4
      University of Pittsburgh 3.4
39. Claremont Graduate School (CA) 3.3
      Rice University (TX) 3.3
      University at Buffalo - SUNY 3.3
      University of California--San Diego 3.3
      University of California--Santa Cruz 3.3
      University of Illinois--Chicago 3.3
      Washington University in St. Louis 3.3
46. University of Arizona 3.2
      University of California--Riverside 3.2
      University of Colorado--Boulder 3.2
      University of Florida 3.2
      University of Massachusetts--Amherst 3.2
51. Boston University 3.1
      Brandeis University (MA) 3.1
      Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 3.1
      University of Rochester (NY) 3.1
      University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee 3.1
56. Boston College 3.0
      Purdue University--West Lafayette (IN) 3.0
      SUNY--Stony Brook 3.0
      Tulane University (LA) 3.0
      University of Missouri--Columbia 3.0
61. Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge 2.9
      Michigan State University 2.9
      Syracuse University (NY) 2.9
      Temple University (PA) 2.9
      Texas A&M University--College Station 2.9
      Tufts University (MA) 2.9
      University of Connecticut 2.9
      University of Delaware 2.9
      University of Georgia 2.9
      University of Kansas 2.9
      University of Oregon 2.9
72. Arizona State University 2.8
    Binghamton University (NY) 2.8
    Bryn Mawr College (PA) 2.8
    University of Kentucky 2.8
    University of Nebraska--Lincoln 2.8
    University of Tennessee--Knoxville 2.8
    University of Utah 2.8
79. Florida State University 2.7
     George Washington University (DC) 2.7
     Miami University--Oxford (OH) 2.7
     University of South Carolina–Columbia 2.7
83. Fordham University (NY) 2.6
     Iowa State University 2.6
     Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 2.6
     SUNY–Albany 2.6
     University of Miami (FL) 2.6
     University of Oklahoma 2.6
89. Loyola University Chicago 2.5
     Ohio University 2.5
     University of New Hampshire 2.5
     University of New Mexico 2.5
     Wayne State University (MI) 2.5

Source: US News & World Report 2006

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