The Rhetoric & Technical Communication Program provides students with theoretical and applied knowledge in academic, professional, and technical discourses. You’ll explore interrelationships between rhetoric and technical communication within social, technological, and cultural contexts. You’ll be prepared for a career in the public or private sector, as well as for further study in a doctoral program. This is an excellent option if you are looking to transition into a professional career, continue developing your rhetoric and writing skills, or develop your teaching skills in writing and technical communication.
- Fill out the Graduate School application. You’ll be asked to:
- Submit official transcripts
- Pay the application fee
- Submit the following required materials to RTC Director Kate Crane, at email@example.com or by fax at 509.359.6206:
- A personal application statement (800-1,000 words)
- A professional writing sample (10-15 pages)
- Two letters of reference
- If applicable, complete and send the Graduate Student Assistantship application and a letter of interest to the Department of English.
Application Due Dates
- The Rhetoric and Technical Communication program accepts quarterly admission. However, to be considered for a Graduate Student Assistantship, you must submit all application materials (including GSA application and letter of interest) by March 1.
- If you plan on applying for financial aid, we recommend submitting all application materials by February 15.
- Please see Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information. Complete applications for quarterly admission are due in the Graduate Studies Office no fewer than three weeks before the start of classes for the intended enrollment term.