As a graduate student in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies, you will be immersed in the integration of a humanities education with practical application and a commitment to communication in the marketplace—whether corporate, academic or not-for-profit.
Consistent with the mission of Duquesne University, you will join a conversation that will expand your horizons through the unity of liberal arts and professional education, moral issues and secular excellence.
The Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies offers graduate degrees (four M.A. programs and a Ph.D. program in rhetoric) intentionally situated within a series of what the philosophical author, scholar and literary translator Martin Buber referred to as a unity of contraries.
That is, as a graduate student, you will embrace the productive tensions between theory and practice, preparation for teaching and for the professional world, recruitment of traditional and nontraditional students, excellence in teaching and scholarship, professional expectations and an open intellectual community.
Graduate Program Tracks
Explore Corporate Communication
Students must submit official undergraduate transcripts directly to Duquesne University that show a 3.0 QPA or higher.
Students must submit GRE scores showing above-average performance.
Codes for GRE:
- 2196 (Duquesne University)
- 4599 (Communication)
Students must submit a writing sample within a collegiate or business setting.
Students should submit three letters of recommendation from individuals that can speak to their academic and professional performance.
Students should submit a statement of professional and career goals in 500 words or less. This statement should identify the precise M.A. program to which the student is applying: M.A. in Communication (including the emphasis that the student is selecting); Online M.A. in Corporate Communication; or M.A. in Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication.