The MS and Ph.D. programs in Communication and Rhetoric focus on communication in technologically mediated contexts. These programs emphasize communication studies, rhetoric, new media, technical communication, composition, human-computer interaction, game studies, and graphic design. The resources of a premier technological university are combined with a faculty grounded in research and practice in communication, rhetoric, and new media. For more than 40 years, Rensselaer graduates have been on the leading edge in the study of the relationship between communication and technology. Programs in Communication and Rhetoric can provide the foundation for an academic career or work in industry.
Rensselaer is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by a number of professional and academic societies.