Doctor of Philosophy in English
Old Dominion University

Program Details

The College of Arts & Letters at ODU brings you this PhD in English entirely online.  The program is designed for professionals who work both in and out of the classroom.  Curriculum encompasses research examining unique texts and how their creation is affected by specific influences, such as culture, technology, and audience.  There are four emphases available:

  • Literary & Cultural Studies
  • Writing, Rhetoric & Discourse
  • Technology & Media Studies
  • Self-designed Studies

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Old Dominion University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Online students are required to attend two Summer Doctoral Institutes at the ODU campus.