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Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication

University of Minnesota

24 months
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28344 USD/year
28344 USD/year
18720 USD/year
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About

The Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication program of the University of Minnesota prepares students for doctoral-level research by training them in the areas of rhetorical theory and history; writing studies and pedagogy; and technical communication, technology, and culture.

Overview

Program Details

Students build a broad base of knowledge in these three areas while developing a speciality area and pursuing interdisciplinary study.

MA applicants should have a strong interest in language and rhetorical theory or communication theory. Students often benefit from entering the Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication program of the University of Minnesota with a background in a science, Internet studies, environmental studies, or pedagogy and technology. Students work in collaboration with faculty mentors and peers to develop the expertise required to make original contributions to the scholarship in their field. The curriculum, professional development training, and funding are structured to support students in making early and regular contributions to the published literature, and in teaching first-year writing and advanced writing courses at the college level.

Each student also develops a supporting field or minor by taking courses outside the department. Students often build expertise in such areas as communication studies; curriculum and instruction; history of science and technology; history of medicine; or gender, women's and sexuality studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Rhetorical Tradition: Classical Period
  • The Rhetorical Tradition: Modern Era
  • Seminar in Technical Communication and Composition Pedagogies
  • Seminar in Writing Studies
  • Seminar in Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Research Methods in Writing Studies and Technical Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate School Application
  • Department Supplemental Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Extenuating Circumstances Statement
  • Transcripts (Academic History tab of the online application)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Recommendations (3)
  • Upload two writing samples of academic or professional work
  • Test Scores: English Language Test Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28344 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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