The Rhetoric and Writing doctoral program aims to prepare the next generation of leaders in the discipline of Rhetoric and Writing across all areas of a higher-education career: research, teaching, outreach, and national and institutional service. Our discipline requires outstanding leaders across the higher education mission and in many types of institutions. This mission guides our recruitment, our curriculum, our support packages, and our mentoring philosophy. We ask a lot of both students and faculty, but our commitments also make the program an exciting place to be.

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