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Master of Arts in Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication

This degree offers courses fundamental for a doctoral degree or enhancement of a liberal arts foundation in communication. The program provides theoretical and practical education presented from a humanities-grounded commitment to the study and philosophy of communication

Required Core Courses

  • COMM 500  Professional Communication
  • COMM 501  Persuasion in the Marketplace
  • COMM 515  Organizational Communication
  • COMM 522  Communication Research & Evidence
  • COMM 523  Communication Ethics & Professional Civility

Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication Track

  • COMM 559  Philosophy of Communication
  • COMM 561  Rhetorical Theory

In addition, you will take 15 elective credits from within the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies.

Thesis Option

Students in the Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication program may choose to complete a thesis for a total of 6 credits. A faculty member and the Director of the M.A. Program must approve a proposal for the thesis at least one semester before the student's projected graduation. The thesis must be done under the direction of a faculty member.

Guidelines for preparation of the thesis are available from the department's graduate director.