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.
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.