Ph.D. students in other departments may elect an external minor in English Linguistics. The requirement for the English Linguistics minor is a plan of 12 credits in courses to be selected in consultation with an English Language and Linguistics (ELL) faculty member and the ELL Graduate Advisor.

Students pursuing the minor are encouraged to take ENGL 713 Topics in Contemporary English Linguistics (a graduate research and professionalism course). Any course in English Language and Linguistics may be included in the minor course plan with written approval by the ELL Graduate Advisor. To learn more about the courses, to obtain approval for a plan of courses, and seek permission to register in specific courses, contact the Graduate Advisor in English Language and Linguistics.

The minor in English Linguistics is available to English Ph.D. students focusing on Composition and Rhetoric or Literary Studies, but not English Language and Linguistics.