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PhD Rhetoric & Composition Track


KU offers a two-track PhD in Rhetoric and Composition. The M.A. to Ph.D. standard track offers the opportunity for advanced and concentrated research to students who hold an M.A. degree in English or a related field, from KU or elsewhere. The B.A. to Ph.D. accelerated track is a five-year intensive program for students with a B.A.

A GTA appointment includes a tuition waiver for ten semesters plus a competitive stipend. In the first year, GTA appointees teach English 101 (first year composition) and English 102 (a required reading and writing course). Graduate students eventually have the opportunity to teach an introductory course in their field, and opportunities are available for a limited number of advanced GTAs to teach in the summer.

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We do not currently offer any online degrees for the graduate program.


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