The M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition provides students with a broad understanding of rhetorical and writing studies. Students will use technological literacy and digital rhetoric in the classroom as well as in the creation of discourse. They will be able to explore various aspects of rhetoric and composition including the Writing Program, the Writing Center, and the Indiana Writing Project.
Graduate students have ample opportunities to engage with faculty in rhetoric and composition specializations. Students participate in local and national conferences, apply for research grants and publish research in academic venues. In addition, students may add a second major or minor in rhetoric and composition to another master’s degree.
Students with an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition use their skills in the career industry for editing, publishing, copywriting, freelance writing, and authoring. Students also follow career paths in publicity, business, marketing, teaching, technologies, law, social media management, communications, and information systems.
As a student in our program, you will:
MichaelDonnelly Contemporary rhetorical theory and public discourse, composition pedagogy and theory, writing program administration
JenniferGrouling Writing assessment, writing program administration, writing across the curriculum, game studies
RoryLee Multimodality, digital literacies, digital rhetoric, undergraduate major programs in writing and rhetoric, multiliteracy centers and digital studios, composition theory and history
G.Patterson Curriculum development, research methods, cultural rhetorics, rhetorics of social justices, and queer/transgender studies
PaulRanieri Classical rhetoric, writing pedagogy (First-year Classroom), liberal education, scholarship of teaching
JackieGrutsch McKinneyWriting center studies, research methods, writing pedagogy, qualitative research
Learn more about how to apply to the M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition at Ball State.
MA in Rhetoric and Composition, 45 credits
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