M.A. On Campus

English, Rhetoric and Composition

Boise State University

24 months
24980 USD/year
24980 USD/year
8060 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Beginning in Fall, 2016, students enrolled in the Masters in English, Rhetoric and Composition program at Boise State University will benefit from a new, updated curriculum, one that broadens the mission to prepare graduates to be writing specialists as well as writing instructors. 


Boise State University’s Masters in English, Rhetoric and Composition provides students with a strong foundation in both rhetorical theory and composition pedagogy, preparing graduates for both careers in the teaching of writing or work as writing specialists including professional writing, web design, writing for social media, and grant writing.

Key facts:

Our distinguished faculty includes specialists in rhetorical theory, pedagogy, creative nonfiction, digital rhetoric, writing program and writing center administration, and ESL.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
  • Form and Theory of Creative Nonfiction
  • Teaching Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction Writing
  • Rhetorical Theory for Workplace Writers
  • Technical Editing
  • Visual Rhetoric and Information Design
  • Topics in Print Document Production
  • Proposal Development
  • Writing for Social Media and Online Communities
  • Contemporary Issues and Institutional
  • Contexts in Rhetoric and Composition 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.A. in English. Applicants without a bachelor’s degree in English are required to have a strong background in the field. They should discuss their qualifications with the Director of the program.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 for the last sixty semester credit hours of undergraduate work.
  • As of December 18, 2019, the English Department no longer requires the GRE for admission into the M.A. in English program(s).
  • Applicants must meet general Graduate College requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8060 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boise

810 - 1310 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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