|Degree: Doctor of Philosophy||Cost: $412 per credit hour *|
|College of Arts & Letters: Department of English||Required: 48 credit hours|
|Course Delivery Modes: Online synchronousAccess class online during the live broadcast, sometimes using Adobe Connect.||Locations: 1|
The PhD in English integrates writing, rhetoric, discourse, technology, and textual studies. It provides coursework and research opportunities that appeal to professionals with careers outside the classroom as well as to those who are pursuing an academic career. The program emphasizes research that examines texts in a variety of overlapping and sometimes competing language-based worlds. The focus is on how the creation and reception of texts and media are affected by form, purpose, technology of composition, audience, cultural location, and communities of discourse. Students may pursue full- or part-time study through a combination of on-campus and distance learning courses. Students focus their studies by choosing two of four emphasis areas: 1) Literary and cultural studies, 2) Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Studies, 3) Technology and Media Studies, and 4) Student-designed Emphasis.
Please contact the Department of English for more details.
Detailed information about admission to the Ph.D. in English program is available from the department's website:
Careers In This Field
- Public Relations
- Digital Design
- New Media
Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Rates
|Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$412|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$412|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$1048|
Effective Summer 2013. Rates are subject to change. Please visit the Office of Finance web site for complete tuition details.
* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar web site.
The core includes:
- 810 Major Debates in English Studies
- 840 Empirical Research Methods and Project Design
- 892 Dissertation Seminar
For information about additional requirements, please visit the Department of English web page: http://englishphd.digitalodu.com/curriculum.php.