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Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies Ph.D.

Application Deadlines

Summer/Fall/Spring: December 1

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Degree Program: Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Program Code: PHD-LLSS

Areas of Focus:

  • Bilingual Education
  • Education Thought and Sociocultural Studies
  • Literacy/Language Arts
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)

Department: Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies
Program: Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies


Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies (LLSS) is a multidisciplinary program committed to:

  • The study of the social and political contexts of education.
  • Scholarly inquiry using qualitative, critical, and innovative research methodology.
  • Valuing differences of class, race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age as sources of leadership and expertise.
  • Creating a community of educators devoted to social justice.

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