Purdue University

Department of English

Rhetoric and Composition

Address:

Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States

Phone:

219-989-2027

Fax:

765-494-1525

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

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Format: Campus

Program Description:

Purdue is a gathering place for faculty and students interested in the serious study of written discourse. We prize writing -- its learning, production, rhetoric, and instruction -- in academic, workplace, and public settings. Our graduate program allows students to pursue an M.A. and/or a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. Begun in 1980, the graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition now enrolls 50 students and has 216 graduates (145 Ph.D and 71 M.A.). Our graduates hold positions as writing teachers, program and writing center administrators, graduate program faculty, department heads, editors, usability testers, and professional and technical writers/managers. The Purdue graduate program is structured to support our students. As a new class enters our students participate in: a weeklong orientation to graduate work and teaching and a party to welcome them to Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue. While in coursework, students are mentored together for their teaching, advised in a way that fits their goals [including a yearly review], and cooperative in their preparation for exams. As our students prepare for their dissertations, they are mentored in the process and advised to start dissertation groups. When our students are ready to seek a job, we support them through a year-long job group. The Rhetoric and Composition participates in a large and diverse graduate program (67 faculty and almost 240 graduate students). The Department of English at Purdue offers Ph.D. concentrations in: English Language and Linguistics English as a Second Language Literature Rhetoric and Composition Theory and Cultural Studies The Department of English also grants an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and it participates in interdisciplinary graduate programs in: Women's Studies; Comparative Literature; Jewish Studies; American Studies: African American Studies; and Philosophy & Literature. Such diversity allows us to assemble classes with varied interests.

Accreditation:

Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 336 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9478 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 27646 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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