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Take a PhD degree in Language & Literacies Education

Bring your ideas about language and literacy teaching and learning into focus.
Apply for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the Language and Literacies Education Program.




Earn a PhD in Language and Literacies Education


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The LLE PhD degree is designed to provide rich opportunities for advanced study and research related to language and literacy education.

This program examines the relationships of literacies in language, and language in literacies, across communities, societies, instructional environments, and informal learning settings.

We are accepting applications for the LLE PhD degree for the 2020-21 academic year. Please be advised that the application deadline for the LLE full-time PhD is Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The application deadline for the LLE flexible-time PhD is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 

For admissions information on all CTL degrees, please visit our website (click on any of the links under the 'Graduate Programs' heading). 


Intellectual Growth

Learn more about the field of language and literacies education.  Extend your expertise in your chosen research area.



Pursue your PhD full-time or choose the flexible-time degree which is designed for working professionals. Courses are offered year-round, with a variety of courses offered online.


World Renowned Faculty

Conduct research alongside leading scholars and researchers. Think ​about issues that matter in language and literacy education.