St. John's University

Ph.D in Literacy: Literacy


8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens Village, NY 11439

United States


(718) 990-2440

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D in Literacy: Literacy

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Ph.D. in Literacy prepares you to apply the latest research and specialized knowledge to create innovative solutions that meet the literacy needs of at-risk learners. The program prepares you for literacy education roles in schools (local, district, state or federal level) and universities as teacher educators.

In the Ph.D. in Literacy program, students will learn the tools to address the literacy discrepancies of diverse and at-risk youth through research, practice and evaluation. By enhancing this foundational aspect of learning, graduates will give students the skills to further their learning across all subject areas. The curriculum offers a holistic focus on at-risk learners taught by a practitioner faculty committed to the Vincentian mission of serving the underprivileged.

Customize your program by selecting one of these specialties:

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Educational Leadership
  • Literacy
  • Special Education


With a curriculum focusing on at-risk and diverse learning, the opportunities for careers will continue to grow as literacy development becomes more vital in schools and the workplace. All faculty members are fulltime and are active researchers in the field. SJU offers a unique focus on student success with mentoring, success resources and individual attention.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University II

Loans Offered: Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA forms. (Code: 02823)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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