Jun 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft] 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft]

Writing Studies [M.A.]

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.

Program Admission

Applicants must meet the minimum Graduate School admission requirements (see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions) and complete a Graduate Application.

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • A personal statement (we recommend that these statements be 1 to 2 pages in length)
  • An academic writing sample (preferably something related to your intended concentration in either the Teaching of Writing or Professional Communication)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Department Information

English Language & Literature | Joseph Csicsila, Ph.D., Department Head | 612 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4220, jcsicsila@emich.edu

Matt Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator | 613J Pray-Harrold, 734.487.0399, mkirkpa1@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Chalice Randazzo, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, 612 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4220, crandaz1@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 30-32 hours

Concentration: 12-14 hours

Choose one of the following concentrations.

Thesis or Writing Project: 3 hours

Elective Courses: 6 hours

Students may use any graduate-level course to satisfy this requirement.

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.