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PhD with Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition

Graduate students may elect the traditional PhD in English after their MA degree. The emphasis in rhetoric and composition allows a distinct comprehensive examination as well as coursework and dissertation work that emphasize topics within rhetoric and composition.


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