M.A. On Campus

Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication

Duquesne University

12 months
1362 USD/credit 49032 USD/year
1363 USD/credit 49068 USD/year
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This Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication program from Duquesne University offers fundamental courses for a doctoral degree or enhancement of a liberal arts foundation in communication.


Grounded in the department's established commitment to the philosophical student of communication, the Master of Arts emphasis in Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication (36 credits) from Duquesne University provides students with a traditional liberal arts education for leadership in academia, law, and the marketplace.

Application requirements

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Corporate Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication, or Communication Studies, or one of our dual degree programs, must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

The undergraduate degree does not have to be in a communication-related field, but applicants are required to demonstrate a basic understanding and awareness of communication. If, in the judgment of the Admission Committee, you do not fulfill this prerequisite you may be asked to complete additional undergraduate work before beginning graduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Communication
  • Persuasion in the Marketplace
  • Communication Research & Evidence
  • Communication Ethics & Professional Civility
  • Organizational and Leadership Communication
  • Philosophy of Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate Q.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 (official transcript required).
  • Successful performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for M.A. in Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication. Select institution code 2196 (Duquesne University), program code 4599 (Communication).
  • A writing sample prepared within a collegiate or business setting.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate academic and professional performance.
  • A statement of the applicant’s professional and career goals (not more than 500 words). 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1362 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    49068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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