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Doctorate in Philosophy in Second Language Research

The Doctorate in Philosophy in Second Language Research is designed to prepare leaders in the field of second language (SLR) research. Program graduates will develop a strong approach to the investigation of the influential factors in second language acquisition and use. The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct high-quality quantitative and qualitative investigation, as well as action research in educational and non-educational scenarios.

Dissemination of research results is a key component of the investigation process, and the program requires production of publication-quality research articles for many of the courses.


Because of the nature of the program, faculty members with a variety of backgrounds in linguistics, second language teaching & learning, second language research and other related areas assigned to each course will serve as mentors as students develop and hopefully publish their research articles.