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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Arts and Humanities
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Advance your career and others' understanding through clear communication

Knowing your field is good. Being able to write clearly and effectively about the complex processes within your field is even better. Every industry needs leaders who possess language skills and expertise who can engage in ethical and professional written discourse.

With your master’s degree in rhetoric and composition, you will be able to communicate across disciplines and transform complex ideas into meaningful communication. This fully online master’s program offers theory and practical application of professional writing that can be applied across professional and academic settings. You will examine how writing functions in a variety of mediums and contexts to create meaning and implement change.

UCF Online’s rhetoric and composition Master of Art degree is offered entirely online. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to step into a wide variety of professional writing careers, teach in a college environment, or pursue a terminal degree. Get started today to earn your M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition.

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Application Deadlines

November 1
April 1

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Course Overview

Writing for the Business Professional

Engage in a study of the major document designs for professionals in business, focusing on audience, purpose, style, arrangements and content.

Explore the theory and practice of assessing and responding to writing as a collaborator (as opposed to evaluator).

Study rhetorical theory and practice shaped by digital environments, technologies, and texts, including contemporary issues around rhetorical invention, identity and multimodality.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Engage in technologically adept, theory-informed research and teaching about rhetoric, writing, and literacy
  • Digest and clearly articulate complex ideas for mass audiences
  • Engage in ethical rhetoric and add purpose to written works

Career Projections


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2020 - 2031

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Copy Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Proofreader and Copy Marker
  • News and Information Analyst