Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree, spread over a maximum of four semesters, followed by a qualifying examination, a dissertation and its oral defense. The successful completion of the program leads to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in English Language Education.

The Ph.D. program is open only to master’s degree (with thesis) holders. Those whose bachelor’s or master’s degree is in the field of English Language Education or Applied Linguistics are eligible for admission to the PhD program. Those with a degree in other disciplines may also apply, provided that they have a valid nationally- and/or internationally-recognized teaching certificate/diploma, or at least two years’ experience in English language education.