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
local and community literacies
children’s and young adult literature
second language learning
and world languages
A 15-credit hour doctoral minor is also available to students outside the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education discipline.
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.
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 are eligible for a reduced application fee of $35. Learn more »
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
Resume (required from international students only)
Two letters of recommendation
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)