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    East Carolina University
  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication, PhD

Program Coordinator: Michelle Eble (2201 Bate Building; 252-328-6412;

The PhD program offers students the opportunity to combine theory and practice in the study of rhetoric, writing, and professional communication. Focusing on public and community rhetorics across genres and media, we provide future scholar-teachers with diverse, well-supported research and pedagogical experiences and foster professional development within intellectual and professional communities.


The doctoral program requires a minimum of 60 s.h. of course work beyond the master’s degree.

Electives in ENGL or affiliate departments - 12 s.h.

Dissertation - 18 s.h.


Please contact the director of graduate studies in English for additional details concerning application procedures, admission requirements, and specific academic requirements.