English Doctoral Programs

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Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. program requires 90 hours beyond the B.A. The Composition/Rhetoric/Literacy Studies area of concentration requires one course in research Methods in Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy, one 6000-level research seminar, three other courses in Composition/Rhetoric/Literacy, two courses in secondary area of concentration, 5000- or 6000-level elective courses in the department, at least one Directed Readings course, and a minimum of two hours of ENGL 6980. The Literary Studies area of concentration requires one course in Literary Criticism and Theory, one course in Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy, six courses in Literary and Cultural Studies, at least one Directed Readings course, and a minimum of two hours of ENGL 6980. The Ph.D. program requires a general examination which includes both a written and oral component, and a dissertation. In addition, each Ph.D. student is required to have a one-year teaching experience as part of the doctoral degree.