A master’s degree builds upon knowledge and skills developed during an undergraduate program. For many students, a master’s degree is the next step toward pursuing a PhD and eventually, an academic career. For others, a master’s degree can provide specialized training and advanced expertise, providing an advantage for non-academic careers. During your master’s program in rhetoric and composition, you will become acquainted with more rigorous coursework and begin establishing your position as an expert in research topics.
The current requirements for both the MA and PhD in English are listed in the Graduate Catalog, listed under the Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition.