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Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing

Michigan State University

12 months
Duration
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts degree in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Michigan State University serves both as a professional degree for students interested in a technical and professional writing career track and as a preparatory degree for doctoral work in rhetoric, writing, communication studies, media studies, or technical communication. 

Overview

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures offers programs that share core understandings about writing, namely that it is embedded in cultures, involves purposeful rhetorical action, and in the 21st century occurs in digital environments and is multimodal.

Learning outcomes

The Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing Program from Michigan State University provides courses that facilitate students’ successful transition to writing in higher education and beyond. Its 100-level courses fulfill the university’s Tier I Writing requirement.

The professional writing major leads to a Bachelor of Arts that prepares students for careers as professional editors and publishers, technical writers, information developers, and web authors as well as for graduate study.

The graduate program offers a doctorate in rhetoric and writing and a Master of Arts in digital rhetoric and professional writing and in critical studies in literacy and pedagogy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Content Strategy for Professional Writers
  • Professional Writing Theory and Research
  • Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Advanced Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Advanced Studies in Sociolinguistics
  • Methods of Research in Rhetoric and Writing
  • Community Literacy
  • Composition Studies: Issues, Theory, and Research
  • Independent Study in Rhetoric and Writing
  • Special Topics in Rhetoric and Writing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

31 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.25

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts degree in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing an applicant must:

  • Include in the letter required by the college, a statement that addresses the applicant’s goals in pursuing the degree.
  • Submit two writing samples showing two different styles or genres.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14144 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.

Funding

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