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Syracuse University

PhD Program in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric

Syracuse, NY


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Syracuse University


Syracuse University / PhD Program in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric is located in Syracuse, NY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation, essay on intellectual history and academic interests, statement about teaching interests and practical experience, resume, transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: American ethnic rhetorics, authorship studies, composition studies and pedagogies, studies of gender and sexuality, transnational rhetorics and globalization
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
239 HB Crouse Hall
Syracuse, NY  13244
United States
Contact Prof. Eileen Schell
Associate Professor, Writing and Rhetoric/Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 315-443-1067