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Rhetoric and Writing

Michigan State University

12 months
28900 USD/year
28900 USD/year
14710 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts Degree in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University is an innovative, flexible degree program focused on educating the next generation of humanities leaders and thinkers who will engage their work in both academic and professional contexts.


The degree offerd by Rhetoric and Writing programme from Michigan State University serves both as a professional degree for students interested in a technical and professional writing and a career track in industry, nonprofits, or in non-faculty roles in educational institutions, and as a preparatory degree for doctoral work in rhetoric, writing and composition studies, communication studies, or technical communication.

Career prospects:

The program provides students with a theoretically grounded yet practical experience in rhetoric and writing, and offers concentration areas for students to select from: Professional Writing and Technical Communication, Composition Studies and Writing Pedagogy, Digital Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, and Custom Emphasis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric
  • Writing, Composing, Designing, Making
  • Research Methodologies in Rhetoric and Writing
  • Composition studies: Issues, Theory and Research
  • Digital Rhetoric
  • Professional Writing Theory and Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Include in the letter required by the college, a statement that addresses the applicant’s goals in pursuing the degree.
  • Submit two writing samples demonstrating your ability to engage in graduate-level study.
  • Three letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28900 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28900 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14710 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for East Lansing

1000 - 1500 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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