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Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
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MA Admission Requirements 

To be admitted to the program on regular status, an applicant must: 

  • have a baccalaureate degree in humanities, writing, communications, English, or a related field; 

  • have completed a minimum of 18 semester credits in humanities, writing, English, or communications-related fields beyond the 100 level with a minimum GPA of 3.25. 

Admissions decisions are made by the WRAC Graduate Advisory 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. 

For full consideration for university and college level fellowships and graduate assistantships all MA application materials must be in the GAMS system by December 15th. 

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the program without financial support must have all materials in the GAMS system by April 1st 

Please note: The Graduate Program in Rhetoric & Writing does not require or use GRE scores for admission purposes.