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2022/2023 University Catalog 
    
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rhetoric and Writing Studies, Professional Writing Specialization, M.A.


(SIMS Code: 112203)

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic Requirements for Master’s Degrees , a student must complete a program of study approved by the department’s graduate adviser. The program must consist of at least 30 units, with at least 18 units of 600- and 700-level courses. All students must complete 15 units of core courses and 15 units specific to the general program or a specialization.

Advancement to Candidacy


All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as stated in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Core Courses


General Program


Electives (15 Units)


Fifteen units of thematically focused electives selected with the approval of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies graduate adviser.

Specialization in Professional Writing


Required Courses (9 Units)


Electives (6 Units)


Six units of thematically focused electives selected with the approval of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies graduate adviser.