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Writing Composition and Rhetoric Certificate of Grad Study

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The Rowan Experience
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The Writing, Composition and Rhetoric Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) for teachers and other writing professionals improves students' knowledge of contemporary theories, issues, and practices in writing and writing instruction. Students develop their writing abilities by analyzing their own writing and the writing of published professionals. Courses emphasize composition theory, writing assessment, and the role of technology in writing.

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The Rowan University Writing: Composition and Rhetoric Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) program requires the completion of 9 semester hours (s.h.).The following courses make up the Writing, Composition and Rhetoric Certificate of Graduate Study program.

  • 3 Courses / 9 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
MAWR 01549 Issues in Composition Studies 3
MAWR 01556 Assessment of Writing 3
MAWR 01555 Writing for Electronic Communities 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Essay:

    • Topic: Describe the kind of writing you see yourself doing in your professional life or how you might use this program to advance your teaching career. Educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant. Try to place your objectives within a context that includes your past experience. Especially given that this is a writing program, use the statement as an opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
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