Ph.D. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Ph.D. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Conduct advanced research into literacy, culture, and language education and take the next step toward a career as a faculty researcher.

This 90-credit hour program will prepare you to bridge gaps between research and practice in the field and is designed for individuals seeking to be faculty researchers, teacher educators, and leaders in in the areas of:

  • biliteracies and transliteracies
  • multilingualism and translanguaging
  • digital literacies
  • academic literacies
  • local and community literacies
  • children’s and young adult literature
  • second language learning
  • ESL/EFL education
  • world Englishes
  • and world languages

A 15-credit hour doctoral minor is also available to students outside the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education discipline.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    December 1 is the priority funding deadline for the Dean’s Fellowship and University Graduate School diversity fellowships. Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for fellowships – no separate application is necessary.
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admission Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume (required from international students only)
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    IN Resident$450.93

    *Does not include fees, which will vary depending on the number of credits enrolled. Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

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