San Diego State University

College of Arts and Letters

MA, Rhetoric and Writing Studies


Student Services, 3356

San Diego, CA 92182

United States


(619) 594-5821

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, Advanced Certificate in the Teaching of Composition

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts Program in Rhetoric and Writing Studies prepares students for advanced study in rhetoric, composition, communication, and related fields, as well as for careers in areas requiring advanced skills in written rhetoric. Graduates may pursue such careers as teaching at the college and secondary levels; curriculum design; technical, scientific and professional writing; public relations; corporate communications and training; publishing; document and information design; educational technology; web development; medical informatics and others. Students complete a 30-unit program of study beyond the bachelor's level.


SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

International Student Requirements:

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Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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