Graduate Degrees: M.A. & Ph.D.
The Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies offers graduate degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) intentionally situated within a series of what Martin Buber referred to as a unity of contraries. We embrace the productive tensions between theory and practice; preparation for teaching and for the marketplace; recruitment of traditional and non-traditional students; excellence in teaching and scholarship; professional expectations and an invitational intellectual community.
As a student in our graduate program, you will experience the integration of a humanities education with practical application and a commitment to communication in the marketplace. Consistent with the mission of Duquesne University, we will invite you into a conversation that will expand your horizons through the unity of liberal arts and professional education, moral issues and secular excellence.
Our Graduate Degrees
M.A. in Communication (30 cr.)*
- Integrated Marketing Communication
- Corporate Communication
- Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology
- Communication Studies
Online M.A. in Corporate Communication (30 cr.)*
Dual Degree M.A. Programs
*Both the M.A. in Communication (30 cr.) and the Online M.A. in Corporate Communication (30 cr.) can be completed in a 1-Year Intensive track in consultation with an advisor.
Ph.D. in Rhetoric (36 cr.)
- Communication Ethics and Crisis in the Public Sphere
- Integrated Marketing Communication/Corporate Communication
- Rhetoric of Technology