Rhetoric and Literary Studies

Colorado Mesa University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
750 USD/credit
750 USD/credit
500 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Literary Studies program at Colorado Mesa University is a dynamic program designed to meet the needs of education professionals who desire to teach lower-division college English courses in high school or higher education but who don’t have the necessary graduate credits to do so. 


The Rhetoric and Literary Studies degree at Colorado Mesa University is awarded after successful completion of 32 credit hours in graduate coursework in English and education, and the program is designed to provide students with more advanced knowledge in education research, curriculum, instruction, culture and pedagogy, educational technology, composition and rhetoric, literary theory, linguistics, creative writing, and American and British literature.

The program focuses on key expertise that forms a well-rounded teacher in an English program:
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Creative writing
  • Linguistics


Committed to a personal approach, Colorado Mesa University is a dynamic learning environment that offers abundant opportunities for students and the larger community to grow intellectually, professionally, and personally. By celebrating exceptional teaching, academic excellence, scholarly and creative activities, and by encouraging diversity, critical thinking, and social responsibility, CMU advances the common good of Colorado and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary Movements
  • History Of the English Language
  • Issues in Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Film Theory
  • Civilization and Diaspora

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college is required, prior to beginning the program.
  • A fully completed application including official transcripts is required prior to beginning the program.
  • Acceptance into the Rhetoric and Literary Studies graduate certificate program.
  • 32 Semester Hours and capstone presentation are required for the Master of Arts in Education Degree in Rhetoric and Literary Studies.
  • No class grade lower than a “B” will be counted toward the degree.
  • Applicants must hold a valid Professional Colorado Educator License. It is recommended that students work closely with a faculty advisor when selecting courses and scheduling classes prior to registration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    750 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Rhetoric and Literary Studies
Colorado Mesa University