Literature M.A. with Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric

Learn to Write Effectively in a Variety of Professional Settings

With a Master of Arts in Literature with a Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you can develop your professional skills through a wide variety of seminars in Creative, Business, Multimedia, or Professional Writing. You can also focus on your own ability to teach Composition to others.

Great Communication Skills Set You Apart

The concentration in Composition and Rhetoric helps students pursuing the M.A. in Literature to refine their professional skills in writing and editing, and equips them with theoretical tools to teach and conduct research in writing and multimodal discourse. Reading widely across history and a range of theoretical approaches enables students to become conversant in major questions posed by rhetoric, composition, poetics, and the crafts of fiction and nonfiction prose. Students can choose courses for an array of prospective careers: a focus on pedagogy equips students to teach writing at the community college and university level; creative writing prepares students for careers in trade publishing; and rhetoric trains students in the advanced communication skills demanded for success in business.
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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Literature M.A. with Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric Faculty

Christina Cedillo
Christina Cedillo

Christina Cedillo

Assistant Professor of Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3483
Email: cedilloc@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.12

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David Day
David Day

David Day

Senior Lecturer in Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3355
Email: day@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Bldg 2109

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Chloe Diepenbrock
Chloé Diepenbrock

Chloé Diepenbrock

Associate Professor of Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3356
Email: Diepenbrock@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building 2109.04

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Patricia Droz
Patricia Droz

Patricia Droz

Assistant Professor of Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3481
Email: droz@uhcl.edu
Office: A1307

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Joanna Eleftheriou

Joanna Eleftheriou

Assistant Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3480
Email: eleftheriou@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.15

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Lori Jacobs
Lorie Jacobs

Lorie Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3460
Email: jacobsl@uhcl.edu
Office: SSB 210915

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Christal Seahorn
Christal Seahorn

Christal R. Seahorn

Assistant Professor of Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3444
Email: seahorn@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.07

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Hunter Stevenson
Hunter Stephenson

Hunter W. Stephenson

Associate Professor of Writing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3403
Email: stephenson@uhcl.edu
Office: SSB 2109.06

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