ODU's PhD in English integrates writing, rhetoric, discourse, technology, and textual studies. The course work and research opportunities appeal to those pursuing an academic career as well as professionals with careers outside the classroom.
Your research will examine texts in a variety of overlapping and sometimes competing language-based worlds. You'll focus on texts and media when it comes to form, purpose, technology, audience, cultural location, and communities.
Focus your studies by choosing two of four emphasis areas from:
- Literary and cultural studies
- Writing, rhetoric, and discourse studies
- Technology and media studies
- A student-designed emphasis
When you graduate, you will earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in English.