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Ph.D. On Campus

Language, Literacy and Culture

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

48 months
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23580 USD/year
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14814 USD/year
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About

The interdisciplinary Language, Literacy and Culture program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) investigates the concepts and processes of Language, Literacy, and Culture in relationship to social, historical, technological, and ideological formations.

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Overview

Research

In their research and teaching, our faculty members represent interdisciplinary areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and education. The alliances made with other academic departments at UMBC have made our program an ideal incubator of knowledge and interdisciplinary inquiry.

Founded in 1998, this interdisciplinary Language, Literacy and Culture  program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)  investigates the concepts and processes of Language, Literacy, and Culture in relationship to social, cultural, linguistic, historical, technological, and ideological formations.

A unique value of this program is our wide range of contemporary multi-disciplinary perspectives and a continuum of methodological approaches from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Our research and teaching community includes affiliated faculty from more than nine programs and departments across our campus. We expand beyond traditional methodological and disciplinary divisions, encouraging synergistic, collaborative, community- and place-based approaches that combine theories and applications. Our vision of language, literacy, and culture places those processes as crucially important to participatory democracy.

Programme Structure

Our community prepares our doctoral students to:

  • think critically about the systems, institutions, processes, and everyday practices of language, literacy, and culture
  • acquire a comprehensive understanding of the diverse conceptions of language, literacy, and culture in interdisciplinary research, from quantitative social science to ethnographic and sociolinguistic studies, action research, sociopoetic theories and more.
  • critically assess scholarly research from a variety of fields and disciplines, particularly in the construction of social and cultural formations and identities, and to use this knowledge to address inequalities.
  • implement dissertation research projects that may address diversity, difference, inequalities, anomalies, and the marginalized, and may also theorize the production and representation of knowledge in relation to multiple literacies in the histories of reading, literacy and digital cultures.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts of all prior coursework and degrees
  • Master’s Degree (MA/MS) in related disciplines.  Degree may still be in progress as long as it is completed by the spring semester prior to fall admittance.
  • CV (preferred) or Resumé
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (only for those without a Master’s degree from a U.S. university) 
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s academic and personal potential to contribute substantially to a field of study related to the current research of the LLC program.   
  • Statement of Goals and Research Interests explaining the research you would like to do, the relevant fields and theoretical areas, your methodological approaches, and how you understand the power of interdisciplinarity to the research you hope to conduct. 
  • Academic writing sample (a published academic article, an article ready for submission, a recent research paper, or a research-based report) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23580 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    23580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14814 USD per year during 48 months.

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