Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Requirements

    • 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

    School Overview

    Bowling Green State University was originally founded in 1910 as a teacher-training institution. The first bachelor's degrees were awarded in 1917. After establishing a name for themselves, Bowling Green attained full university status in 1947 and they formed their Graduate School later that year. Bowling Green State University is a four-year public university, focused on providing experiences that enhance their students’ lives.

    Undergraduates at Bowling Green can choose from more than 200 programs, and master’s students can choose from about 50 graduate programs. Bowling Green State University understands the demands on their students’ schedules, which is why they offer over 25 distance learning and online programs for bachelor’s degrees, master's degrees, certificates, and endorsements. Through their strong focus on producing successful and capable students, Bowling Green State University has been nationally recognized for First Year Success for their entering students. They also had their online master's degree in education program named as one of the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

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