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Program Information

Program Information

The Master of Arts in Technical Writing & Digital Rhetoric is a 30-credit program that offers a variety of graduate courses in technical writing, digital rhetoric, and writing technologies and provides opportunities for hands-on experience, advanced scholarship, internships, and professional development. 

Acceptance Criteria Careers & Benefits Graduate Assistant Program

There will also be paid graduate-assistant positions for students interested in teaching first-year writing. 

The program consists of 30 credits of coursework, including a culminating activity (see below).

Required Courses (9 credits total)

  • ENGL 6401 Research Methods in Technical Writing and Digital Rhetoric – 3 credits
  • ENGL 6400 Advanced Editing – 3 credits
  • ENGL 6402 Critical Theories in Technical Writing and Digital Rhetoric – 3 credits

Elective Courses (18 credits total)

Choose 6 of the following courses:

  • ENGL 6820 Practicum in Teaching College Composition (required for GAs) – 3 credits
  • ENGL 6480 Special Topics in Technical Writing (repeatable) – 3 credits
  • ENGL 6460 Special Topics in Digital Rhetoric (repeatable) – 3 credits
  • ENGL 6470 Special Topics in Writing Technologies (repeatable) – 3 credits
  • ENGL 6920R Directed Readings in Technical Writing and Digital Rhetoric (required for thesis option; repeatable) – 1-3 credits

Choose 1 of the following culminating activities (3 credits total)

  • ENGL 6972R Master's Thesis – 3 credits
  • ENGL 6971 Professional Portfolio in Technical Writing and Digital Rhetoric – 3 credits
  • ENGL 6900 Professional Internship – 3 credits