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English - Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies

24 months
26994 USD/year
26994 USD/year
11004 USD/year
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The English - Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies program of the Northern Arizona University prepares you for successful careers as educators, writers, and communicators. We provide you with skills in written and digital communication, composition studies, and literacy studies that will make you a better writer as well as a better teacher of writing.


The English - Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies program of the Northern Arizona University emphasizes the importance of critical reading, reflection, writing, digital media, and spoken language to cultivate knowledgeable citizens who understand and appreciate their civic, professional, and personal responsibilities in local and global communities. We specialize in preparing students for intercultural and interdisciplinary communication practices in digital and traditional work settings to further global engagement, diversity, and social participation.

Students gain advanced skills in rhetorical theory and persuasive argumentation, social media literacy, multimedia writing, and design, professional and public discourse conventions, and teaching literacy and writing through theory-based application projects.

Employment after graduation

Students completing our program find employment and career advancement opportunities in a variety of areas:

  • teaching writing/composition at the high school and college level
  • social media/digital content writing, content production, and marketing
  • grant and science writing
  • editing and technical writing
  • freelance writing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary Criticism And Theory
  • Rhetoric, Writing And Digital Media Studies
  • Rhetoric And Composition Theory
  • Topics In Historical And Contemporary Rhetoric
  • Topics In Narrative Studies And Creative Rhetorics
  • Topics In Public And Disciplinary Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 SCH


On Campus, Online

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
  • Transcripts
  • English language proficiency
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement or essay 
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26994 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26994 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11004 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Online: $416 per credit

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 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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