Fordham University, based in New York offers a fully funded PhD in English. Students attain research and teaching skills in a field of learning in literary studies. Students learn to conduct original research and produce written accounts to a professional standard. Doctoral students have 8 years to complete all of the requirements for the degree. All Ph.D. students receive a tuition scholarship as well as a stipend of at least $25,164. Students in later years of the program are eligible to apply for Distinguished Fellowships that carry stipends of up to $33,124.