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PhD Degree


Our PhD is an interdisciplinary degree that offers our candidates practical and professional skills alongside an academic curriculum that supports individualization. 100% of our graduates have found full-time positions as writing directors and tenure-track faculty in English and Communications departments.

Degree Requirements:

The PhD program requires 90 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree and a minimum of 60 graduate credits beyond the MA and at NDSU.

·         Students must take a minimum of 30 credits at the 700- or 800-level.

·         Students must take 48 of 60 credits at NDSU from within the Department of English.

·         No more than 10 credits may be transferred into the program.

·         Students with a master's degree in another discipline may be required to complete additional graduate course work in specific areas of English, as specified by their advisor and supervisory committee.

For more information, download our PhD Planning Worksheet and Curriculum Guide.

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