Explore the opportunities offered by our innovative Ph.D. program, which integrates writing, rhetoric, and discourse studies (RWD), technology and media studies (TMS), and literary and cultural studies (LCS). Our courses offer creative reinterpretations of these fields within the discipline of English. We emphasize research on texts and media as they are affected by form, purpose, technology of composition, audience, cultural location, social practices, and communities of discourse.

The program provides coursework and research opportunities that appeal to those who are pursuing an academic career as well as to professionals with careers outside the classroom or at another educational institution. Students may elect full- or part-time study, on campus or from a distance. Residency requirements may be met through Summer Doctoral Institutes, which offer hybrid on-line and on-site courses.