Information for Prospective Students

Since its founding in 1980, the Rhetoric & Writing Studies Doctoral Program has been committed to preparing its graduates for faculty careers in rhetoric and composition. The Program utilizes the range of approaches--rhetorical, cultural, empirical, and technological--that characterize the discipline in the twenty-first century.  

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The Rhetoric & Writing Studies doctoral program at Bowling Green State University welcomes prospective students to learn more about our program through the information linked below, as well as through communication with our program director, Dr. Sue Carter Wood.

The Rhetoric & Writing Studies doctoral program does not plan to admit new students for the 2023-2024 academic year. Doctoral faculty are focusing on mentoring students already in the program and revising the curriculum.

For information about our course offerings, program requirements, and other program milestones, please view the Information for Current Students page.

To learn about a few of the research projects that our program members are doing right now, you can read about the Words Change Worlds Collaboratory. You can also read about our Spring 2020 Graduate Student Spotlight session, which highlighted the research endeavors of three current students.

Learn about our program faculty and their areas of specialization on the Faculty page.

If you want to know about the extracurricular offerings for students in the program, including student organizations, collaborative research endeavors, and community engagement, please visit our Rhetoric Society of the Black Swamp page.

Muhammad Alamri discusses why he chose BGSU, his research interests, and his hopes after graduation.

Updated: 11/10/2022 10:12AM