Rhetoric and Composition (English), M.A. | Old Dominion University | Norfolk, United States
M.A. On Campus

Rhetoric and Composition (English)

12 months
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
571 USD/credit 17130 USD/year
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At once theoretical, historical, critical, and applied, this Rhetoric and Composition (English) MA program from Old Dominion University is designed to help students better understand how language creates meaning across a wide range of discourses and cultural practices.


At Rhetoric and Composition (English) MA program from Old Dominion University rhetoric is one of the oldest academic disciplines in the Western tradition. Tracing its origins back to the classical period, it is broadly concerned with understanding and exploiting the power of language in all of its various guises. The Rhetoric and Composition (English) MA program from Old Dominion University is designed to train students to effectively use language to create meaning, whether through scholarship, pedagogy, media production, or any number of related endeavors. This program will prepare students for doctoral-level work in rhetoric and composition.

Program Highlights

What makes Rhetoric & Composition (English, M.A.) at ODU unique?

  • Interdisciplinary: this program recognizes that effective communication and pedagogy depends on a variety of different disciplines and approaches. 
  • Technological: this program recognizes that effective communication and pedagogy is also accomplished through and impacted by a number of different media. 
  • Theoretical: this program helps students understand effective communication and pedagogy via a wide range of critical methodologies, including (but not limited to) critical race studies, cultural studies, disability studies, feminist rhetoric, historical rhetoric, queer-theory, and visual rhetoric. 
  • Hands-on: this program provides students with opportunities to experiment with a diverse range of approaches, pedagogies, techniques, and technologies. 
  • Individualized: this program affords students a large amount of flexibility and customization in designing their courses of study. 
  • Expertise: this program features award-winning, nationally, and internationally recognized scholars in the field of Rhetoric and Composition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing in Digital Spaces
  • Teaching College Composition
  • Writing Research
  • Rhetoric and Writing Studies
  • Classical Rhetoric and Theory Building
  • Modern Rhetoric and Theory Building

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree.
  • Application and $50 fee.
  • All prior Secondary/High School or College/University. 
  • Transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.
  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency.
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only).
  • Passport identification.
  • Essay/Personal Statement/Resume.
  • Letters of Recommendation.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 571 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 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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