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The Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition (MARC) program offers intensive study in composition theory, and training in the teaching of writing and English studies at the college level. MARC is the only program in Texas specifically designed to emphasize training in multicultural composition pedagogy and rhetoric.

The MARC program will offer coursework in multicultural composition pedagogy, composition theory, writing assessment, rhetorical theory and history, literature, and teaching writing to ESL students.

MARC courses are offered in the evenings and during the summer to meet the needs of working students. MARC students will have opportunities as to gain valuable classroom experience as teaching assistants.

MARC provides students opportunities to work with nationally recognized faculty whose research has appeared in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, JAC, Pedagogy, College English, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Radical Teacher, Rhetoric Review, Journal of Teaching Writing, and African American Review.

MARC graduates are immediately qualified to teach writing and literature courses at colleges and universities nationwide, as well as dual-credit courses for Texas high schools.

to Apply

Apply online by July 15 for fall semester. Visit the graduate admissions page and view the admission requirements checklist.

Candidates for fall 2014 are still welcome to submit application materials. If you have any questions, please contact the Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Science, Dr. David Ryden at, or

The review of application materials for the fall 2015 semester will begin March 15, 2015


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