PhD in Rhetoric and Writing
The PhD program in Rhetoric and Writing at Virginia Tech focuses on rhetoric in society. We study language use and rhetorical activity in public, academic, corporate, and governmental settings, in a collective effort to engage pressing social and cultural issues from the perspective of rhetorical and writing studies.
As faculty at a land-grant university, we seek students who want to engage in research into how rhetoric and writing can contribute to social progress, how literate practices create, circulate and prioritize societal values and the public policies based on those values, and how rhetoric and writing empower and control access to power in these social systems. Our collective research agenda addresses rhetorical and social problems in such areas as
Recent graduates of the PhD in Rhetoric and Writing include --2011
NOTE CHANGE: 2013 Application Deadline:
January 1, 2013