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Admission to LLC

Welcome to the Language Literacy and Culture  Admissions website!

Applications for admission to the Language, Literacy, and Culture Doctoral Program must first meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and then are reviewed by the LLC faculty for academic and professional excellence and appropriate research interests for which there are faculty advisors available among our LLC and affiliate faculty members at UMBC. Admission to the LLC Ph.D. program is highly competitive; historically LLC accepts approximately 20% of applicants. Each new cohort of students generally reflects representation from the participating disciplines and the theoretical and methodological interdisciplinarity of the program. The program makes a special effort to admit students who are traditionally under-represented in doctoral programs.

The application deadline is December 1 for the new cohort of students to begin the following fall semester. Prospective students are welcome to consider taking a course as a non-degree seeking student during any semester (details below).

Each LLC applicant will be evaluated on the basis of the entire Graduate School application.