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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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(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 18 units of core courses, 9 units specific to the specialization, and 3 units of electives.

Advancement to Candidacy

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

Core Courses

Specialization in Professional Writing

Required Courses

(9 units)


(3 units)

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

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