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MA in English - Rhetoric and Writing St Cloud State University


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Pursuing a master's degree in rhetoric and writing will help you develop strong reading, writing and critical thinking skills, It will also help prepare you for careers in teaching, writing, communication or editing, or for further study at the doctoral level.

You will be exposed to the wide-ranging field of rhetoric and writing in courses that explore rhetoric, composition, new media studies and pedagogy.

Plan A: Thesis exam requires 36 credits.

Plan B: Starred Paper requires 36 credits.

Program Highlights

  • Small seminar-style classes allow for informed discussions about literature and close mentoring relationships with faculty.
  • Tuition costs less than $14,000 for Minnesota and reciprocity students.
  • Program offers flexible scheduling with evening courses.
  • Up to 30 graduate assistantships are available teaching first-year composition and consulting at the writing center, providing students with a stipend and tuition remission.
  • Student-faculty contact extends beyond the classroom with an emphasis on advising final research projects.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MA in English - Rhetoric and Writing.

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$12,444.00 (9,13,079) per year


26 Aug, 13 Jan, 24 Aug


College of Liberal Arts

111 Kiehle Visual Arts Center,

720 Fourth Avenue South,



56301, United States

Entry requirement for international students

An applicant must meet one of the following Grade Point Average (GPA) standards to be eligible for academic admission consideration to the School of Graduate Studies:

  • Possess at least an overall 2.75 GPA (4.0 scale) in your previous undergraduate work.
  • Possess at least an overall 2.75 GPA (4.0 scale) in the last half of your undergraduate work.

An applicant with graduate coursework must meet one of the above requirements plus possess at least an overall 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) in his/her graduate course work.

English Language Requirements:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 or higher on the Internet-based exam with no sub score below 17, or a score of 550 or higher on the paper-based exam.
  • A score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic Test only; General Training test not accepted)
  • A score of 57 or higher on the Pearson Test of English (pilot project.)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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