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Prospective Students

digital-rhetoric-color.jpgThe Department of English offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Media, which combines work in theory and research with a comprehensive emphasis on written, oral and visual rhetoric. It prepares graduate students to be professional and technical communicators in industry and government and to be teachers of writing and rhetoric in two-year colleges. In addition, the program provides the background necessary for students who plan to pursue a PhD in rhetoric or technical communication.

Who are our students? This degree is designed for students with strong writing skills from all academic disciplines. The program accommodates students with undergraduate majors in technical and scientific fields, as well as those with humanities and business degrees.

What do students gain from the program? Through coursework, close interactions with the faculty, and client-based projects, MAWRM students learn theories, research methodologies, and practices of writing, rhetoric, and media. Graduates of the program have a comprehensive understanding of written, digital and visual communication and can think critically about issues and current debates in professional communication practice. During your course of study, you will also have the opportunity to work with some of the latest technology available for document design in the Multimedia Authoring, Teaching, and Research Facility and in the Usability Testing Facility. The program also offers the Health Communications Certificate, a specialization in the communication specific to the health and medical sector.