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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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 13
Final and Session Start* - August 27
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 14
Final and Session Start* - January 22
Summer 2019New Degree Seeking - May 1
Priority* - May 28
Final, Summer I* - June 10
Final, Summer II* - July 15
Fall 2019New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 12
Final and Session Start* - August 26
*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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
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
International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.