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Doctor’s Degrees in Writing Studies

151 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in writing. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 14% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 7.9% of writing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Writing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 151 students earned their doctor's degree in writing. This makes it the 106th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in writing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 7,462
Master’s Degree 3,877
Basic Certificate 2,479
Associate’s Degree 309
Graduate Certificate 240
Doctor’s Degree 151
Undergraduate Certificate 111

Earnings of Writing Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in writing. About 63.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 55
Women 96
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Writing

The racial-ethnic distribution of writing doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 114
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 8
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Writing Doctor's Degree Students

There are 31 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in writing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duquesne University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for writing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 9,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 doctor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at Duquesne. About 44% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

15 Yearly Graduations
53% Women

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in writing. Each year, around 39,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 doctor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at UC.

#2

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
15 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Texas Tech University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in writing. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

The writing program at Texas Tech University awarded 15 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

12 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Austin is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in writing. Each year, around 51,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in writing from UT Austin. About 42% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in writing. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at UH. Of these students, 44% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Central Florida. Roughly 69,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at UCF. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#7

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Each year, around 48,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at U-M.

#7

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in writing. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in writing from GMU. Of these students, 83% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Louisville is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in writing. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,732 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in writing from UofL. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Main Campus comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in writing. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,156 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at UNM. Of these students, 40% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in writing. Each year, around 44,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in writing from University of Arizona. Of these students, 40% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at El Paso comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in writing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,193 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,497 per year.

The writing program at The University of Texas at El Paso awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Old Dominion University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in writing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,029 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,207 per year.

The writing program at Old Dominion University awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in writing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to writing majors at Iowa State. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in writing. Each year, around 43,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The writing program at University of California - Berkeley awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in writing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in writing from Pitt.

#17

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Virginia Tech. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The writing program at Virginia Tech awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#17

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for writing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Michigan State University. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in writing from Michigan State. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Michigan Technological University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in writing. Roughly 7,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,834 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,511 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in writing from Michigan Tech.

#17

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in writing. Roughly 51,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in writing from UMN Twin Cities.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to writing that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General English Literature 1,110
Literature 23
Other English Literature 19

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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