The Rhetoric & Writing Program is currently participating in a pilot of MSU’s new Graduate Admissions Management System (GAMS). As part of that pilot, we ask that you use the GAMS portal to submit your application materials. Please read the instructions provided under the Submission Instructions <can we link to there from here please?> link on this website.
To be considered for admission to the master’s program in Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing, or Critical Studies in Literacy & Pedagogy, you will need to provide the following documents:
NOTE: At the “Academic and Personal Statement” prompt on the application form, please write “program-specific statement uploaded to GAMS.” and substitute the personal statement specified below; make sure this specific statement is included in the materials uploaded to GAMS.
NOTE: When you create your profile & application in the GAMS portal, you will provide contact information for each of your receommenders. The system will send an e-mail to each of them containing a link so they can upload your letters directly into your GAMS application file. All recommendation letters are due by the application deadline. Please fill out this portion of your gams application well in advance of that deadline so that the Committee has your letters of recommendation in hand when we review your file in mid-December. If you wait until the application deadline to specify your recommenders in GAMS, it will not be possible for your letters to arrive by the application deadline.
MA Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the program on regular status, an applicant must:
Admissions decisions are made by the Rhetoric & Writing Graduate Committee. Applicants who do not meet the criteria stated above may be admitted provisionally. Conditions for regular admission, including the completion of collateral coursework, must be satisfied during the first year of study.
The Rhetoric and Writing Program has two different admission application deadlines for MA applicants: Dec. 15th for funding; April 1st, without funding.
Please direct all general questions regarding admissions, or inquiries about the PhD program, toProf. Malea Powell, Director of Rhetoric & Writing, 235C Bessey Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1047, 517.355.2400, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information and questions about the Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing MA Program, contact Prof. Stuart Blythe, Advisor for MA in DRPW, 235 Bessey Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1047, 517.355.3279, email@example.com.
For information and questions about the Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy MA program, contact Prof. Trixie Smith, Advisor for MA in CSLP, 300 Bessey Hall c/o The WritingCenter, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1047, 517.432.3610, firstname.lastname@example.org.
International applicants are advised to complete application as early as possible to allow time for processing of visas and other documents. See http://grad.msu.edu/apply/ for additional information.