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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Arts in Written Communication (WRCM)

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This program prepares students for careers in professional writing, editing and publishing, or the teaching of writing at the elementary, secondary or community college levels. It also provides thorough preparation for Ph.D. studies in rhetoric and composition.

Applicants may combine academic and professional experience in support of their application.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed graduate school application
  2. A personal statement (we recommend that these statements be 1 to 2 pages in length)
  3. Official transcripts from ALL prior colleges and universities (note: If you attended EMU, you do not need to request your EMU transcript)
  4. An academic writing sample (preferably something related to your intended concentration in either the Teaching of Writing or Professional Communication)
  5. Two letters of recommendation

Department Information:

English Language & Literature - College of Arts & Sciences

Mary K. Ramsey, Ph.D.
Department Head

612 Pray-Harrold
(734) 487-4220

Department Website

John Staunton, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator

612 Pray-Harrold
(734) 487-4220

Advisor Information:

Steven Benninghoff, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator

612 Pray-Harrold
(734) 487-4220

Degree Requirements: 30-32 hours

Two Options:

Choose one of the following two options

Thesis or Writing Project: 3 hours

Elective Courses: 6 hours

Any Graduate Level Course. Students typically select from among courses in writing, linguistics, literature, reading, teaching English as a second language, communication theory, computer science, measurement and evaluation, psychology, statistics.

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