Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Master of Arts in Composition and Rhetoric

The Master of Arts in Composition and Rhetoric will provide its graduates with a foundational understanding of the history, theory, practice, and research studies that inform the teaching of writing. Courses in written composition have become a standard requirement at most colleges and universities in the United States; such courses develop students’ ability to think critically, synthesize information, and construct written arguments about important topics. This graduate program seeks to prepare instructors for the challenges of teaching written composition courses at the college level.

Students who complete the MA in Composition and Rhetoric will be able to:

  • Situate their scholarship and pedagogy in the field of composition and rhetoric.
  • Design courses, assignments, and assessments that reflect current best practices for teaching writing.
  • Reflect upon their successes and failures as scholars and educators and use these experiences as opportunities for growth.

The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours, with a typical completion time of two years.

Graduate-Level Education Courses (9 Hours)

Students will choose three of the following graduate-level Education courses (9 semester hours):

Capstone Project (3 Hours Minimum)

Students will complete the program by taking one of the 2 following courses (minimum of 3 semester hours):