Graduate Study in Humanities

The Rhetoric, Theory and Culture (RTC) program at Michigan Technological University seeks to recruit the best graduate students from across the U.S. and abroad to join our community of scholars. We pride ourselves on having a top-notch program that is distinctive insofar as it offers a truly interdisciplinary curriculum housed in a Humanities Department

Today’s challenging communication issues often require analysis from multiple disciplinary perspectives, and the RTC program draws on the diverse talents of a distinguished graduate faculty whose members’ research areas include communication, composition, culture, film, linguistics, literature, modern languages, new media, philosophy, rhetoric, technical communication, and technology. Our faculty work closely with students, encouraging them to think critically about important issues of communication and rhetoric, so they are prepared to adapt to and enhance an ever-changing world and workplace. This gives our program an unparalleled interdisciplinary character, which provides students with the opportunity to explore new and exciting areas of scholarship.

Degrees Offered

The Humanities Department offers three advanced degrees in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture:

Additionally, graduate students may (some international students may be required to) take courses in the Intensive English as a Second Language Program.

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