As students become more familiar with the department, they may wish to change their advisor. Students may do on their own without notifying the department office, but should keep their advisors informed of any changes. Until that time, students are welcome -- and encouraged -- to meet with their assigned advisor.
All newly admitted students are required to see their advisors before their first semester of attendance, if possible, or by the second week of classes. The graduate coordinator offers a general advising orientation just before the start of each new semester. Information about this orientation is usually announced to all new students by mail or email. It is recommended that students see their advisors to shape their programs initially and then to gain approval for subsequent course choices. In general, students should contact their advisor for an appointment.
Graduate students are assigned an advisor by the English Department, but are welcome to choose a different advisor at any time. If you do decide to change advisors, please inform the English Department and the previous advisor.
M.A. Literatures Advisors
- Visit Literature Advising for more specific information.
Phone: (415) 338-3107
Phone: (415) 338-7414
MA Literature Coordinator
Phone: (415) 338-7453
Graduate Advising Center
The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation.