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English Majors Handbook
Welcome. We are delighted that you have chosen to pursue your graduate degree in English at UNT. You have passed through a competitive selection process to win a place here, and our hope is that we will be able to further your life and career goals as you study with us. You have joined a friendly, supportive department of talented, productive scholars, teachers, and writers. We feel confident ours is an environment in which you can flourish. If you ever have a question or concern about your studies, your funding situation, or another administrative matter, please make an appointment with either the graduate advisor or the graduate director. The Office of Graduate Studies in English is in Auditorium Building 116. We are here to help you.
This handbook answers the questions most frequently asked by our students. Naturally, not every situation can be covered, so please take this as a general guide; it is not a replacement for a real person answering your questions and advocating for you. If you are a Ph.D. student, you will be assigned a temporary faculty advisor. Eventually, the director of your exam committee will take over advisory responsibilities from this temporary advisor. Try not to rely on the advice of other graduate students when making important decisions about your academic trajectory; instead, talk to your faculty advisor, the graduate advisor, or the graduate director. You should also bookmark the UNT graduate catalog (http://catalog.unt.edu/index.php) and the Toulouse Graduate School webpage (http://tgs.unt.edu), the sources for many policies referenced in this handbook.