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Doctor of Philosophy in English

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Our doctorate program offers specialized study in literature, film and literature, linguistics, professional writing, English education and rhetoric and composition. 
The doctoral degree in English requires successful completion of coursework, passing the candidacy examinations, and completing a dissertation. 

Small graduate seminars and excellent mentoring enable you to develop the critical and investigative skills and insight necessary to successful scholarship, teaching and leadership in your field. See our Faculty by Specialization page to view the faculty working in your fields of interest. 

Our program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree is designed to prepare you for research and teaching in your fields of English studies. See our Job Placement page for more inforamtion about our recent graduates, including those in tenure-track academic positions.

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Northern Illinois University
Department of English
Reavis Hall, Room 215
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-0611
815-753-0606 (Fax)