​The M.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD) combines a strong theoretical foundation in rhetoric and discourse with practical training in the areas of Teaching Writing & Language and Professional & Technical Writing. This particular mix of theory and practice prepares students to become future teachers of post-secondary writing, to work as professional and technical writers in corporate and non-profit sectors, and to study rhetorical theory and history, literate practices in contemporary culture, and language and style as it informs non-literary textual production. Our students go on to teach writing in post-secondary contexts; to work as writers in professional, technical, and other workplace contexts; and to continue their academic study in Ph.D. programs.