College of Liberal Arts
This program focuses on cultural and digital rhetoric and community engagement. Students benefit from our faculty's grant-supported research in community literacy, risk communication, health and medical rhetoric, intercultural rhetoric, service-learning and user-experience. Our program regularly engages with the political, cultural, linguistic and economic complexity of the Paso del Norte region.
Graduate instructorship opportunities are widely available for full-time students.
Students present and publish in national and international conferences and journals.
Many opportunities for paid travel and research activities are available.
Marissa Bond has thrived thus far in UTEP's doctoral program, which she selected after earning a master’s degree at another university. She has honed her expertise in areas such as introductory rhetoric and composition, fiction, playwriting, screenwriting and anthropology. While completing her degree, Bond works as an assistant instructor at UTEP. She also serves as a screenwriting instructor for the Seattle Film Institute.
Graduates are prepared for careers in higher education, business, industry and government. Recent alumni have secured tenure-track appointments at research-intensive universities, four-year institutions and community colleges. Others work in educational administration.