College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse > Graduate > Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse (MA) > Admission Requirements
The annual deadline to apply for admission to the MA in WRD with a
financial award (GA or Partial Tuition Fellowship) is February 15.
Students with a bachelor's degree in any field are eligible to apply to the MA in WRD program. Applications also require the following materials, submitted through the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences:
Application materials can be sent to the following address:
Graduate Admissions OfficeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences2400 N. SheffieldChicago, IL 60614-2215
Credentials (including official transcripts) also can be emailed to the Office of Graduate Admission at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure your name is on all documents.
Students may apply at any time of the year, as the program adopts rolling admissions. All application materials should be received eight weeks prior to the student's desired starting date.
The MA in WRD welcomes international students to study in our program. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences requires that students educated in a country where the native language is not recognized as English must submit proof of English proficiency. Students may demonstrate proficiency in one of the following ways:
Please have your TOEFL or IELTS score report sent to DePaul from the testing agency (institution code: 1165).
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If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the LAS Graduate Admission office at
(773) 325-7315 or