Designated Emphasis Program Graduate students in our PhD program may participate in a Designated Emphasis in critical theory; feminist theory and research; native american studies; second language acquisition; or writing, rhetoric and composition studies
Graduate students in our PhD program may participate in a
Designated Emphasis, a specialization that might include a new
method of inquiry or an important field of application which is
related to two or more existing PhD programs.
The curriculum of the Designated Emphasis is offered by a faculty
organized in the manner of a Graduate Group.
The Designated Emphasis is awarded in conjunction with the PhD
degree and is signified by a transcript designation, for example
“PhD in Education with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory.”
Programs approved as Designated Emphases by Education include:
Feminist Theory and Research
Native American Studies
Second Language Acquisition
Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies.
Please note: We strongly encourage
you to contact the Designated Emphasis Chair for more information
as you will need their approval to be accepted to the Program.
Your application for the Designated Emphasis Program must
be submitted and approved before applying for the Qualifying