Texas Tech University

Professional Development Requirement

Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in English, besides completing the course and foreign language requirements described above, must complete the program's two-year Professional Development Curriculum (PDC). The Curriculum consists of 5-6 workshops each semester conducted by the Associate Director of Graduate Studies and other expert faculty. During the course of the two-year requirement, the workshops help students with time and project management strategies, information about professional organizations and meetings in English studies, writing for scholarly presentation and publication, preparation of materials for the academic job market, and non-academic career opportunities for students earning the Ph.D. in English.