If you want to make a career out of writing, Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media could be the right fit for you. You can save your seat in NSU’s master’s program while you earn your bachelor’s degree, keeping your goals in clear sight as you gain real-world experience and build relationships with your professors and peers.

It’s great to be a part of a program that teaches universal skills that can be used in a variety of fields when you finish your degree.

Jacob W. | Class of 2019

There are more opportunities for strong writers than you may think. A Master of Arts in Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media can help you turn your passion for writing into a successful career in publishing, teaching, web design and development, research or marketing. With a solid foundation in our undergraduate program, you’ll feel confident in classes that focus on effective writing strategy, designing digital media and producing and presenting original research.

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What Can You Do with a Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media Master’s Degree?

NSU’s M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media will prepare you to enter a doctoral program or a career in publishing, copywriting, editing, technical writing, education, research or web design and development.

The saying “content is king” is more true today than ever before thanks to the internet and rise of social media. Learning how to tell stories that inspire your reader to act across a variety of mediums can make you an asset to businesses from small marketing agencies to Fortune 500 companies.

Master of Arts in Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media


Related Careers

  • Copywriter
  • Technical writer
  • Content strategist
  • Web designer
  • Teacher
  • Editor or proofreader


  • Conduct and present research
  • Write across a variety of professional genres
  • Apply rhetorical theories and teach others to write effectively
  • Produce digital media

Career Potential


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The Master of Arts in Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media Dual Admission program is available for qualified freshman and transfer students interested in these growing fields. Students must complete the bachelor’s and all prerequisite coursework before entering the Master's of Arts in Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media Master program.

The Master of Arts in Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media Master’s program prepares students for doctoral studies as well as a variety of careers in publishing and education.

Degrees Earned

You'll earn your bachelor's degree and your Master of Arts in Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media.

Interview Required

Students applying for dual admission must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted student event.

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in four years and your master’s
in one year and eight months.

Deadline to Apply

Fall Admission: February 1


To be considered for this dual admission program, there are some requirements you must meet. Undergraduate Admission Requirements are for first-time freshmen students applying to earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduate Admission Requirements are the standards students need to maintain while earning their undergraduate degree to remain eligible for the graduate or professional program.

For students applying for fall admission who are initially unable to take the SAT or ACT due to extenuating circumstances, please contact your admission counselor directly prior to submitting your Premier Programs application.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

High School

3.0 Weighted GPA
(First-Time Students)


21 Composite ACT
1080 Total SAT


Minimum 30 Transfer Credits
3.0 GPA
(Transfer Students)

Graduate Admission Requirements

Keep your dual admission status while you earn your bachelor’s.

Dual admission reserves your seat in NSU’s M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric and Digital Media program, but you must still complete a graduate application once you finish your bachelor’s degree.

Keep in mind that these are the basic requirements, and final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Degree Required

You must complete a bachelor’s degree in any major you choose. Additional prerequisites may be communicated upon admission.


You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Additional Requirements

College credits that were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB or college academy—or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU—may transfer to NSU.

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well.  

Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding high school transfer credits.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

Dual Admission is just one of NSU’s distinctive Premier Programs. These programs are designed to help highly motivated students accelerate their success, and most offer at least $20,000 in annual scholarships.

You can apply for just about any combination of the following Premier Programs:

• Dual Admission
• The Fischler Academy of Education
• Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
• Razor’s Edge Scholars

You may apply for and be admitted into only one Dual Admission program for your first semester. Each program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements.

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application or the Common App to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Programs application for fall entry.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.