12 months
488 USD/credit 16104 USD/year
488 USD/credit 16104 USD/year
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Designed to deepen knowledge of the various fields of the discipline of English, the English - Composition and Rhetoric degree at Bridgewater State University enhances students' understanding of the roles that language, literature, writing and rhetoric play in human societies and individual lives.


Learning outcomes

This English - Composition and Rhetoric concentration offered at Bridgewater State University provides students the opportunity for research and advanced study in the field of composition and rhetoric. Students who seek careers in college or high school teaching or professional writing may find this option particularly beneficial.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Study 
  • Special Topics in Writing (repeatable with different topics)
  • Composition Theories and Pedagogy
  • History of Rhetoric
  • Cultural Rhetorics
  • Professional Writing Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National: rolling admission


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed in the junior and senior years.
  • An undergraduate major or minor in English, or at least 5 English courses at the undergraduate or graduate level. Comparable preparation in other humanities fields will be considered.
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation. Ideally, at least two of the recommenders should be faculty members, although applicants with relevant and extensive work experience could submit letters from other professionals or supervisors. 
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 488 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 488 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bridgewater

1289 - 2669 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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