English PhD - Domestic Students
The PhD in English is designed for students who wish to teach on the college level. The degree combines class work focused on either Critical Literacy (literature) or Written Discourse (Composition Studies) with extensive practical and theoretical work in teaching. With experience in tutoring, classroom teaching, and computer-assisted instruction (including digital media), our students receive an extensive preparation for the profession so they are ready to take their places as both teachers and scholars once they've completed their doctorate. At A&M-Commerce, doctoral students take classes with enrollments of no more than 15, including 21 hours of courses that train them to teach on the college level. Upon completion of the degree they will be able to speak about teaching with sophistication that arises from a powerful combination of theory and practice.
In addition, doctoral students plan, arrange, and participate in conferences held on campus; tutor in one of the best writing centers in the region; work on international, peer-reviewed journals; and are mentored and encouraged to publish original scholarship as well as present at regional and national conferences.
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Applications are accepted throughout the year.