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Rhetoric and Composition M.A.

M.A. in Rhetoric & Composition

What can I do with this degree?

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Possible Position Titles

  • College English Instructor
  • Dual Credit High School English Teacher
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Fund Development Director
  • Communications Manager
  • Director of Grant Writing
  • Campaign Manager
  • Development Coordinator
  • Legislative Analyst


  • Education
  • Public Relations
  • News & Media
  • Publishing
  • Politics
  • Libraries & Historical Societies
  • Research Charities
  • Academia/Research
  • Non-profit Organizations


Professional Organizations

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  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • National Communication Association
  • National Writing Project
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators
  • International Writing Centers Association
  • Texas Associations of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Grant Professionals Association

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What is Rhetoric & Composition (MARC)?

The MARC degree prepares graduates for careers in the teaching of writing, persuasive writing, and serves as a first step to an academic career in rhetoric, composition, and/or English Studies. MARC is the only program in Texas specifically designed to emphasize training in multicultural composition instruction and rhetoric. Courses are offered include:

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