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M.A. in Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication

Grounded in the department's established commitment to the philosophical student of communication, the Master of Arts emphasis in Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication (36 credits) provides students with a traditional liberal arts education for leadership in academia, law, and the marketplace. This program offers fundamental courses for a doctoral degree or enhancement of a liberal arts foundation in communication.

All students complete the following seven (7) required 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
  • COMM 559 Philosophy of Communication
  • COMM 561 Rhetorical Theory

Students elect three (3) electives in consultation with advisors, including, but not limited to:

  • COMM 506 Political Communication
  • COMM 507 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 509 Visual Communication
  • COMM 526 Free Speech & Responsibility