Oakland University

School of Education and Human Services

Doctor of Philosophy in Reading Education


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Reading Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Reading and language arts education is predicated upon an understanding of such diverse domains of knowledge as linguistics, psychology, psychometrics and educational psychology, to mention just a few. A well-prepared reading and language arts professional must have a solid foundation in: learning theory, language development, literature, composition, comprehension, word recognition, diagnosis and correction of reading performance, theoretical models of reading, as well as a historical perspective on reading and language arts as it has developed over the past century. Well-versed reading and language arts experts must possess a solid theoretical background, as well as the practical knowledge required to teach reading and the related language arts in classrooms, clinical settings, or in university programs. The Reading and Language Arts Department is committed to offering a program of study that prepares students to conduct and evaluate research, to master the art of teaching children and adults to read and write, and to understand and appreciate the wealth of knowledge that related disciplines can contribute to literacy instruction.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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