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About the Program

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 instruction and rhetoric.

Students in the UHD rhetoric master’s program will take courses in a number of subjects, including:

  • Composition theory
  • Writing assessment
  • Rhetorical theory and history
  • Literature
  • Teaching writing to ESL students

Why MARC at UHD?

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

Students in the program have the opportunity to learn from and work with nationally recognized faculty who have published research in well-recognized books and academic journals.

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.


Application material review dates:

  • for fall 2015 admission - March 15, 2015
  • for spring 2015 admission - Novemember 15, 2014

College of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate Handbook



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