Graduate students are advised by faculty members in their chosen concentration. Incoming
students are generally advised by the concentration coordinator, while advanced students
should choose an appropriate advisor for their academic interests.
Students should consult the English Gradbook for degree requirement checklists and helpful explanations of Department of English
and University of Memphis requirements.
Every graduate student must be advised by a member of the Graduate Faculty before
his or her advising hold will be cleared. Students may choose to complete an English Advising Worksheet(.pdf file) with his or her advisor to facilitate this process. Once completed, the
worksheet should be submitted to the Graduate Office for filing. If a student chooses
not to submit the worksheet, it is the responsibility of the faculty advisor to contact
the Graduate Office to have holds cleared for registration.
Students are encouraged to meet with advisors early to make time to submit applications
for independent studies, obtain restricted course permits from the Departmental Registrar in Patterson 467,
or obtain course overload permission from Dr. Linda Bennett in Scates Hall.
New students should contact Ms. Sarah Ellis in the Graduate Office, Patterson Hall 425, (901) 678-1448, to be connected to their
concentration coordinator for initial advising.