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Language, Literacy & Culture

Program Description

The Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Culture is an interdisciplinary program of the study of language, culture and human interaction. This interdisciplinary program draws upon the departments of Africana Studies; American Studies; Education; English; History; Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication; Sociology and Anthropology; and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at UMBC. The goal of the program is to provide research and applications that will enable professionals to work with interdisciplinary issues in language, literacy and culture.

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Degrees Offered:  Ph.D.

Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department:  Africana Studies; American Studies, Education; English; Gender & Women’s Studies; Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication; Sociology & Anthropology

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time and Part-Time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Admissions Requirements

Master’s degree; research paper; statement of proposed research in the LLC program; resume or curriculum vitae. The GRE is strongly recommended for our program but in some cases may be waived, depending on the candidates background.

Term of Admission: Fall

Domestic Application Deadlines: December 1

International Application Deadlines: December 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info:

LLC Department, 410-455-2376,

Graduate Program Director:

Cedric Herring, 410-455-2313,

Graduate Program Coordinator:


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