Rhetoric and Writing Studies, M.A. | University of Oklahoma | Norman, United States
24 months
39932 USD/year
12050 USD/year
35004 USD/year
Tuition fee
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University of Oklahoma graduate program in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (RWS) prepares students to become scholar-practitioners who analyze rhetoric, writing, media, and making across a range of cultural and historical contexts. 


About the Rhetoric and Writing Studies Graduate Program

Our professors represent the diversity of the field, researching rhetorical history and theory, women’s rhetorics, indigenous and de-colonial studies, composition theory, technical writing and scientific communication, multimodal production, religious rhetoric, digital humanities, cross-curricular literacy, memory studies, and writing program administration. Recent courses demonstrating this breadth, include:

Rhetoric and Writing Studies programme is offered at the University of Oklahoma.

Programme Structure

Recent courses demonstrating this breadth, include:

  • Disability Studies
  • Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
  • The Rhetoric of Women Writers 
  • Technology Studies in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy
  • Indigenous Rhetorics
  • The Digital Humanities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A sample of critical or scholarly writing, no more than 25 pages long. This may be an excerpt from a longer work, such as a senior thesis. It should, however, be clear of grading comments and should preferably be in your expressed area of concentration.
  • A 1-2 page personal statement about what you’ve done in English or in related fields, why you want to study English, and, particularly, why you think the University of Oklahoma is an appropriate place for you to do it. 
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts from every prior institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19966 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    12050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6025 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    35004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17502 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition per 18 credit hours

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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