Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge. —Friedrich Nietzsche

Rhetoric and Technical Communication—MS, PhD

Fast Facts

  • Placement rate near 100 percent.
  • The humanities department is the home of two national journals and literary magazines: Women and Language and Pank.
  • Our Writing Center has received an $89,000 award through the Kimberly-Clark Foundation to renovate and to celebrate the center as a place of university and community diversity.

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Graduate Programs in Rhetoric and Technical Communication

The MS and PhD degrees in Rhetoric and Technical Communication are based on innovative, broad-based, interdisciplinary programs that draw students into study across a range of fields, focusing on the complex interactions among rhetoric and communication within their social and cultural contexts. Special attention is given to the changing role of technology, communication, and representation in contemporary societies.

The department is one of six in the country chosen by the National Council of Teachers of English and the Council of Graduate Schools to be part of the Preparing Future Faculty Initiative. The initiative works to develop innovative approaches for the preparation of graduate students to meet the demand of ever-changing academic environment.

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