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Rhetoric and Writing Studies

University of Texas El Paso

M.A.
24 months
Duration
914 USD/credit
403 USD/credit
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About

In this program, students examine the theoretical and practical elements of rhetoric. Courses in rhetorical theory, computers and writing, professional and technical writing, and persuasion give students the tools to analyze rhetorical contexts, use cutting-edge writing technologies, and produce effective print and digital texts for different purposes and audiences.

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Overview

The degree also offers the option of studying how to teach writing in post-secondary settings. Other courses focus on specific rhetorical practices, including grant writing, computer-mediated writing, new media, community-based writing, and global writing contexts.

This degree offers students the opportunity to enhance the writing they do on the job, prepare for careers as professional/technical writers, teach writing, or enter a PhD program in Rhetoric and Composition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Persuasion and Argument
  • Technical Writing
  • Grant Writing
  • Computers and Writing
  • Professional Writing
  • Special Topics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of previous university-level coursework.
  • A writing sample.
  • A Statement of Purpose (about 1-2 pages).
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Optional: a resume or other supporting materials to give a full picture of the applicant's potential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    914 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 914 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    403 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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