We prepare students to conduct high quality, state-of-the-art research and to take faculty positions at leading universities. The program is oriented toward those who have a serious interest in both scholarly research and teaching, and the majority of our graduates accept Assistant Professor positions upon graduation.
Most of our students identify a preferred area of research or expertise only after entering the doctoral program. Many of our faculty have national and international reputations for their research. To learn more about faculty research interests and recent publications visit the Faculty Directory for a list of faculty by concentration.
Depending upon your concentration, you will be required to take between 37 and 49 credits of coursework. Virtually all of our students teach undergraduate-level courses, either as part of their assistantship duties or for a salary stipend in the summer.