The Ph.D. in Language, LIteracy, and Culture prepares candidates to be:

  • College and university professors
  • Directors of curriculum development
  • Literacy researchers
  • Administrators of literacy programs


The LLC Ph.D. program takes a minimum of 78 semester hours to complete. Working with a faculty advisor, LLC students design a course of study, choosing from multiple doctoral-level courses within the program and advanced, interdisciplinary courses from across the University of Iowa campus.