Program at a Glance
|Degree: Doctor of Philosophy|
|College of Arts & Letters: Department of English|
|Cost: $437-456 per credit hour *|
|Required: 48 credit hours|
|Learning Environment: Online synchronousAccess course material online from any location and participate in regularly scheduled online class meetings.|
The PhD in English integrates writing, rhetoric, discourse, technology, and textual studies. The course work and research opportunities are designed to appeal both to professionals with careers outside the classroom and those who are pursuing an academic career.
Your course work will emphasize 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.
Why ODU for a PhD in English?
You can pursue full- or part-time study through a combination of on-campus and distance learning courses. Focus your studies by choosing two of four emphasis areas from:
- Literary and cultural studies,
- Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Studies,
- Technology and Media Studies, and
- A student-designed Emphasis.
Please contact the Department of English for more details.
Core course work includes:
- Major Debates in English Studies
- Empirical Research Methods and Project Design
- Dissertation Seminar
Old Dominion University requires that doctoral students complete one year of full-time, on-campus study to complete the degree. To accommodate that requirement, part-time students and students at a distance attend two Summer Doctoral Institutes. Please visit the Department of English web page for more details.
Detailed information about admission to the Ph.D. in English program is available from the department's website.
English PhD Careers
- Public Relations
- Digital Design
- New Media
|Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$437|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$456|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$1089|
Rates are effective Fall 2014 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including fees and deadlines.
For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.
Courses in this program are offered in this technology:
Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.