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  • Programs
  • Factors to Consider in Choosing a Program
  • Conferences in Rhet/Comp and Related Areas


School Location Program
  • Alabama, University of
Tuscaloosa, AL Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies
  • Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics
  • Arizona, University of
Tucson, AZ Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English
  • Ball State University
Muncie, IN Rhetoric and Composition
  • Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH Rhetoric and Writing
  • Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA Rhetoric
  • Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH Writing History and Theory
  • Denver, University of
Denver, CO Rhetoric and Theory
  • East Carolina University
Greenville, NC Technical and Professional Discourse
  • Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL Rhetoric and Composition
  • Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA Rhetoric and Composition
  • Hawai'i, University of
Manoa, HI Composition and Rhetoric
  • Illinois, University of
Urbana-Champaign, IL Writing Studies
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA Composition & TESOL
  • Iowa State University
Ames, IA Rhetoric and Professional Communication
  • Kent State University
Kent, OH Rhetoric and Composition: Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice
  • Louisiana, University of
Lafayette, LA Rhetoric and Composition
  • Louisville, University of
Louisville, KY Rhetoric and Composition
  • Massachusetts, University of
Amherst Composition and Rhetoric
  • Miami University
Oxford, Ohio Composition and Rhetoric
  • Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI Rhetoric and Writing
  • Michigan Tech
Houghton, MI Rhetoric and Technical Communication
  • Minnesota, University of
St. Paul, MN Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Nebraska, University of
Lincoln, NE Composition and Rhetoric
  • Nevada, University of
Reno, NV Rhetoric and Composition
  • New Hampshire, University of
Durham, NH Composition Studies
  • New Mexico State
Las Cruces, NM Rhetoric and Professional Communication
  • New Mexico, University of
Albuquerque, NM Rhetoric and Writing
  • North Carolina, University of
Greensboro, NC Rhetoric and Composition
  • Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL Rhetoric and Professional Writing
  • Oklahoma, University of
Norman, OK Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy
  • Ohio State University
Columbus, OH Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy
  • Penn State University
University Park, PA Rhetoric and Composition
  • Pittsburgh, University of
Pittsburgh, PA Composition: Literacy, Pedagogy, and Rhetoric
  • Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN Rhetoric and Composition
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic
Troy, NY Communication and Rhetoric
  • Rhode Island, University of
Kingston, RI Writing and Rhetoric
  • Clemson University
Clemson, SC Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design
  • South Carolina, University of
Columbia, SC Composition and Rhetoric
  • South Florida, University of
Tampa, FL Rhetoric and Composition
  • Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL Rhetoric and Composition
  • Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY Composition and Cultural Rhetoric
  • Tennessee, University of
Knoxville, TN Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics
  • Texas Tech
Lubbock, TX Technical Communication and Rhetoric
  • Texas, University of
Austin, TX Rhetoric
  • Texas, University of
El Paso, TX Rhetoric and Composition
  • Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX Rhetoric and Composition
  • Utah, University of
Salt Lake City, Utah Rhetoric and Composition
  • Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Rhetoric and Writing
  • Washington State University
Pullman, WA Rhetoric and Professional Writing
  • Washington, University of
Seattle, WA Language and Rhetoric
  • Wayne State University
Detroit, MI Rhetoric and Composition
  • Wisconsin, University of
Madison, WI Composition and Rhetoric
  • Wisconsin, University of
Milwaukee, WI Rhetoric and Composition

Factors to Consider in Choosing a Program

  • Coursework and Requirements

    • Number and variety of courses offered (not just listed in the catalog)
    • Credit from MA accepted or not
    • Flexibility of requirements
    • Range of requirements/available courses
  • Facilities
    • Computers provided for graduate students/TAs?
    • Office space for graduate students/TAs comfortable or crowded?
    • Phone available for TAs' students to contact them?
  • Faculty

    • Number of faculty tenured versus pre-tenure
    • Number of faculty who work in your area(s)
  • Funding

    • Scholarships
    • Teaching/Research assistantships
    • Travel funding
    • Years of funding
  • Graduates

    • Dissertation topics
    • Jobs graduates get
  • Location

    • Cost of living there
    • Happiness of living there
  • Professional development
  • Size of the program
    • Grad student : Grad faculty ratio
  • Word of Mouth
    • From current graduate students
    • From your campus career center

Conferences in Rhet/Comp and Related Areas

  • American Society for the History of Rhetoric
  • Computers and Writing
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs)
  • Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s)
  • Rhetorical Society of America (RSA)
  • Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition
  • Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (WAC)
  • Western States Rhetoric ad Literacy Conference (WSRL)
  • Writing Program Administrators

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