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Graduate Degrees

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 & Rhetorical Studies

M.A. Dual Degree Options

Ph.D. in Rhetoric

(Emphasis Areas: Communication Ethics in the Public Sphere; Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Integrated Marketing Communication; Rhetoric of Technology)