Course Requirements 

Students complete 12 courses (48 credits) to graduate from the M.A. in WRD program. Program requirements vary based on whether or not the student declares a concentration.

Required Course (4 credits)

Rhetoric and Discourse Courses (12 credits)

Optional Concentrations (16 Credits)

Professional & Technical Writing

Teaching Writing & Language

Electives (8-32 credits)

  • Students who declare a concentration take four elective courses (16 credits); students who do not declare a concentration take eight elective courses (32 credits).
  • All 500-level WRD courses count for elective credit.
  • Up to Two New Media Studies (NMS) courses may also be taken for elective credit in the M.A. in WRD. 
  • Students who have completed six M.A. WRD courses may take up to two courses outside of the M.A. WRD or M.A. NMS for elective credit; the Graduate Committee must approve any course a student wishes to take outside of the department.