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
  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions 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.

    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:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores
      • Resume (international students only)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are 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.
A 15-credit hour doctoral minor is also available to students outside the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education discipline.

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