GradCert Rhetoric and Literary Studies

The Colorado Mesa University Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Literary Studies is a dynamic program designed to meet the needs of education professionals who desire to teach lower-division college English courses in high school or higher education but who don’t have the necessary graduate credits to do so. The certificate is awarded after successful completion of 18 credit hours in graduate coursework in English, and the program is designed to provide students with more advanced knowledge in composition and rhetoric, literary theory, linguistics, creative writing, and American and British literature.

Important information for this program:

All CMU program completers are expected to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, communication fluency, quantitative fluency, and specialized knowledge/applied learning. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, all recipients of this Graduate Certificate will be able to:

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$14,323 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


May 2025

Start Month

Apr 2025

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • May 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time