Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

English, Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition Concentration

Concentration Requirements

Information about the rhetoric and composition program is available at Dissertation research may involve digital and workplace projects as well as textual studies, and the dissertation can be a substantial academic project or a digital project with approval of the director. In the interests of facilitating professional specialization within the broad fields of rhetoric, composition, professional writing, and technical communication, the following courses are required:

  1. A total of thirty hours of course work beyond the M.A. level (including, if desired, a maximum of six hours of coursework in related fields offered by other departments);
  2. Nine hours of rhetoric, composition courses, technical communication and strongly related courses;
  3. To complete the 30-hour requirement, electives as needed in rhetoric and composition, language, theory, literature, or any strongly related fields of study outside of English (with approval from the student’s advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies and with a maximum of six hours of coursework outside of rhetoric and composition);
  4. At least twenty hours of ENGL 8999 Thesis Research.

History and Theory Courses

Nine hours in history and theory courses:

Academic Research and Publishing Courses

Six hours in academic research and publishing courses:

Graduate Research Skill Requirement

Satisfaction of this requirement remains the same as for the thesis track M.A in English, Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition .