Areas of Study
The graduate program is generally organized into five major foci: (1) Critical/Cultural Communication, (2) Environmental, Health, and Science Communication, (3) Media and Communication Technology, (4) Organizational/Interpersonal Communication, and (5) Rhetoric. Within and across those areas, the topical and methodological areas supported by the department faculty cut across the field of communication - aging, argumentation, conflict resolution, communication and the law, communication education, applied ethics, family, gender studies, journalism, media history, narrative, media and society, public broadcasting, relationships, semiotics, visual communication, and writing and composition as well as the nearly infinite combinations that can be formed.
The M.Phil. degree has the same requirements as the Ph.D. degree except that no doctoral dissertation is required. See the Graduate Information section of this catalog for requirements. Additional documentation required for admission includes the GRE, three letters of recommendation, sample of creative or scholarly writing, and a 1,000-word statement of personal and professional goals.