**The MAECC is now accepting applications**

Our Mission

The MA in English: Composition & Communication theory and practice related to producing and teaching various forms of nonfiction writing. Our flexible program accommodates current and future teachers (secondary and post-secondary) and professional writers and editors, as well as those who want to pursue doctoral studies in rhetoric & composition and/or other writing-related fields. 

Here's what we can offer you:

  • Four core courses (12 credits) and a variety of electives (18 credits)
  • Classes offered in online and hybrid formats convenient for working adults
  • Small class sizes offering plenty of individualized attention to your specific needs and interests
  • Two capstone choices: either 24 course credits plus a thesis (6 credits) or 30 course credits plus an exit portfolio.
  • Graduate teaching assistantships for full-time students
  • Professional development opportunities, e.g., conferences presentations, workshops, etc.

Your Career Opportunities

  • Dual-enrollment or college-level writing instructor
  • Consultant, editor, and/or writer in a variety of employment sectors, i.e., business, education, government, non-profit.
  • Preparation for doctoral programs in rhetoric & composition, technical/professional writing, English education.


About CMU

Central Michigan University has been consistently ranked among the Top 10 Midwest Regional 
Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

CMU is located in Mt. Pleasant MI, just an hour north of the state capitol of Lansing. We're also 
just 2 1/2 hours from Detroit, and 4 hours from Chicago.

To find out more about Central Michigan University, check out the CMU Home Page.