This degree is part of the English Education Program housed in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.

The PhD in English education gives you a strong background in teaching reading and writing, adolescent literature and media literacy. We also emphasize lesson planning, curriculum creation and teaching, classroom management and diversity.

This degree is only offered on campus and does not lead to certification.

Degree Requirements

To receive a PhD degree in English education, you must complete a minimum of 72 hours of coursework beyond a bachelor’s degree. This includes 33 to 36 hours of English education courses and 12 to 15 hours of research courses.

Visit Mizzou’s course catalog for a sample plan of study.


Admission Requirements

You must meet two sets of minimum qualifications in order to be considered for admission:

A committee of faculty members reviews your application’s credentials. You are not guaranteed admission even if you meet the minimum qualifications.

How to Apply

In addition to completing the Graduate Studies application, you must submit the following materials to the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Personal Data Sheet
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)