Washington State University

English-Rhetoric and Composition Studies

Department Website https://english.wsu.edu/graduate-studies/

The MA degree provides a solid foundation for specialized doctoral study in English or American literature, American studies, rhetoric and composition, as well as for professional training in such areas as law, information science, divinity, journalism, and business. The MA offers a thesis or a non-thesis option. The objective of the PhD program, including concentrations in literature and in rhetoric and composition, is to prepare scholars for postsecondary institutions, historical societies, and museums by providing both generalized and specialized training in literary/cultural theory and criticism, as well as opportunities to develop critical and research skills in genre studies, the history of rhetoric/composition, and literary history.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Tanya Gonzales
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of English
Washington State University
PO Box 645020
Pullman, WA 99164-5020
(509) 335-7000

Degrees Available