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English, Writing, Rhetoric, and Social Change Specialization

24 months
31766 USD/year
15568 USD/year
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Students in this English, Writing, Rhetoric, and Social Change Specialization at Colorado State University join a vibrant community of scholars who research the transformative potential of writing and rhetoric and analyze the social, cultural, economic and historical forces shaping writing and rhetoric in theory and practice.


The English, Writing, Rhetoric, and Social Change Specialization is offered by Colorado State University.

Through analysis of and engagement with diverse contexts for writing, students create and apply methods for addressing shared social problems in classrooms and communities. 

Our graduates study in top tier rhetoric and composition Ph.D. programs, teach composition and rhetoric at secondary and post-secondary levels, and work for social change through careers in government, publishing, industry, and non-profit organizations.

Student Employment

  • Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Composition
  • Research Methods/Theory: Writing Studies
  • Critical Digital Rhetoric
  • Special Topics in Writing and Rhetoric
  • Histories of Writing and Rhetoric
  • Seminar in Writing, Rhetoric, & Social Change
  • Research: Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official transcript of all collegiate work completed along with a certified translation into English.
  • Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic.

Test scores such as GRE or GMAT, when required

  • Certified proof of financial support
  • Passport copy

Tuition Fee

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    31766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31766 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15568 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 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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English, Writing, Rhetoric, and Social Change Specialization
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