University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a Concentration in Professional Writing
The Professional Writing concentration is for those students interested in careers as technical and professional writers and editors. Students in this concentration learn and practice skills in editing, publishing, web site development, technical writing, documentation, and proposal writing, among other practical skills.
Courses range from basic editing and documentation to scientific and nature writing, medical writing, and visual rhetoric. While primarily designed for students interested in the practical careers in writing, the Professional Writing concentration will also give students an edge in graduate or professional programs that require expert skills in writing, visual communication, rhetoric, and rhetorical analysis.
Master of Arts Degree in Rhetoric and Writing
The M.A. in Rhetoric and Writing opens the pathway to careers in technical writing, teaching, publishing, and grant writing. Students supplement their own writing with courses in literature and language, enhancing their analytical and interpretive abilities.
Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition
Ph.D. students prepare for professional careers as writers, teachers, scholars, and writing consultants. Coursework in the histories, theories, and cultural practices of rhetoric and writing inform student research. Students should already have a Master’s degree in English or a related field.
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