- Rhetoric and Composition
Who Would be Interested in This Program?
College graduates who want to work in higher education as teachers, consultants, and administrators helping students develop literacy and writing skills.
Current teachers of English who want to develop their knowledge of language, literature, and writing practices.
Employees of various for- and non-profit fields who need to develop skill sets related to critical analysis and written communication.
What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?
Applicants should have:
- At least a 2.5 overall GPA with a 3.0 GPA in upper-division (undergraduate) English coursework.
- At least 18 undergraduate credit hours of literature, language, or writing classes.
- GRE scores of 150 verbal and 4.0 analytical writing (GRE waived for applicants with a 2.5 GPA or higher).
Program requirements include:
Specialization in one of three concentrations: rhetoric/composition; literature; or generalist
9 hours of coursework in core English studies courses
15 hours of coursework in chosen concentration
6 hours of elective coursework in English
Completion of a thesis and breadth-of-knowledge examination or completions of a two-part breadth- and depth-of-knowledge examination
Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?
- Post-Secondary Teaching and Administration Positions
- K-12 Teaching Positions
In the Private and Public Sector:
- Allied Health
- Film and Television
- Non-Profit Research
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