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Master of Arts in English / Professional Writing and Rhetoric

Program Details

Bowling Green State University offers the Master of Arts in English with a specialization in Professional Writing and Rhetoric. This degree is designed to attract students who wish to pursue writing careers as free-lance professionals/technical writers, those who want to work in business and industry, and those who plan to teach professional writing and rhetoric at two-year colleges. It offers breadth of training for careers in a variety of professional and technical writing settings. 

Core courses address both theory and practice and presume that students are interested in professional/technical writing as a career. Elective offerings in English Teaching, Literature, and Rhetoric also allow students to develop competencies appropriate for employment in the public schools or community colleges.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE General Exam, Praxis II or the Ohio Assessments of Educators (OAE)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing samples

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission