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Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing

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Since its founding in 1980, this program has been committed to preparing students for faculty careers in rhetoric and composition. Students and faculty in the Rhetoric and Writing Ph.D. Program utilize the range of approaches--rhetorical, cultural, empirical, and technological--that characterize the field of rhetoric and composition in the twenty-first century. While some courses emphasize assessment, grammar, research methods, technology, writing instruction and writing administration, students have varied scholarly interests and do research on a wide range of dissertation topics. The program has a very strong placement record into tenure-line faculty positions at universities and colleges.

Click here for a two-page description of the program.
Click here for application information and forms.
Click here for FAQs about the program and application strategies.

Please direct requests for information or questions about the program to  Secretary Mary Jo Smith at mjsmith@bgsu.edu or to the Program Director Prof. Sue Carter Wood at carters@bgsu.edu.

Department of English
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Tel: 419-372-6864

The Rhetoric and Writing program web site is maintained by the program assistant.