FSU Rhetoric and Composition



At Florida State University we offer two graduate programs in rhetoric and composition: an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition and a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition. In each program we focus on rhetorical and social practices and theories of composing and composition, particularly emphasizing the relationships between texts (print, audio, visual, and digital), technologies, and literacies. In addition to offering a repertoire of challenging courses and various connections to the field, the program features a hospitable environment for graduate students.

As members of the graduate program, we—students and faculty—often work on research together. For example, graduate students and faculty have published books, chapters, and articles together (see more details in "What We Do"), have presented at conferences together, have edited collections and journals together, and have written grants together. We value community, gathering regularly to support one another, celebrate each other's accomplishments, and develop professionally. We offer core courses in Rhetoric, Composition, Research Methods, Visual Rhetoric, and Digital Convergence, and all doctoral students enroll each semester in a one-hour reading course, where MA students are welcome as well. Not least, each term we host at least one distinguished scholar in rhetoric and composition, who shares with us his or her latest research. We invite you to explore these pages further to find out more about our rich community of scholars. Please contact any of the faculty for information about the program.

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