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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Rhetoric and Writing Studies Post Baccalaureate Certificate

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This certificate will provide students with advanced training in Rhetoric and Writing Studies with an emphasis on the teaching of college-level composition.

  • Grade Requirements: Students must receive a grade of B- or better in every course.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: The program of study consists of 12 credit hours. This includes 9 credit hours of required courses and a minimum of 3 credit hours of electives.
  • Program Code: 3090PBC
  • CIPC:231304

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the MENG program requires a bachelor’s degree in English. Students with less English preparation may petition for conditional admission which may require that they take additional classes at the 5000-level for full matriculation.

Applicants must complete an online application. Criteria for acceptance into the program include:

  • Undergraduate degree in English with a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the major (preferred)
  • Submission of writing sample (4-8 pages)
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from educational or professional references
  • Interview with the program director or option coordinator
Additional Requirements for International Students

All international students and any applicants educated outside the United States must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English must submit an official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based). Other appropriate tests may be used as an alternative to the TOEFL, such as IELT and the WSU LEAP Special Examination. The score may not be more than two years old.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate…

  1. The ability to identify and apply the ways rhetoric and writing studies creates knowledge, solves problems, and/or generates meaningful pedagogies.
  2. Informed research practices related to the major ideas and movements of rhetoric and writing studies.
  3. An understanding of how differences in language and everyday lived realities are intellecetually generative and fundamental to contemporary ethical practices.

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