Master of Arts in English / Rhetoric, Writing, & Digital Media Studies
Northern Arizona University

Program Details

Northern Arizona University offers an online Master of Arts in English degree with a concentration in Rhetoric, Writing, & Digital Media Studies which is ideal for those seeking careers as educators, writers, and communicators.  With this writing degree you will gain skills in written and digital communication, composition studies, and literacy studies, helping you become a better writer and teacher of writing.  The curriculum emphasizes critical reading, reflection, writing, digital media, and spoken language which cultivate knowledgeable citizens with an understanding and appreciation of their civic, professional, and personal responsibilities at the local and global levels.  This degree in writing specializes in intercultural and interdisciplinary communication practices that further global engagement, diversity, and social participation, providing students with the tools needed to participate in local and global communities. 

Graduates are skilled in:

  • Rhetorical theory and persuasive argumentation
  • Social media literacy
  • Multimedia writing and design
  • Discourse conventions
  • Teaching through theory-based application projects


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Resume or CV

School Accreditation Statement

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