Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

School of Speech

Communication Studies


405 Church Street

Evanston, IL 60208

United States



Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.A. - Communication Studies with Concentration in: Rhetoric and Public Culture or Interaction and Social Influence; Masters in Media, Technology and Society; Masters in Technology and Social Behavior; Master of Science in Communication with Concentration in: Managerial Communication or Communication Systems Strategy and Management, Ph.D. - Communication Studies Concentration in: Rhetoric and Public Culture or Interaction and Social Influence; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Media, Technology and Society; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Technology and Social Behavior

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Communication Studies focuses on three areas of advanced study in communication: rhetoric, interpersonal communication, and mass communication/telecommunications. The area of Rhetorical Inquiry employs historical, critical, analytic, and speculative modes of scholarship to study the theory and practice of public communication, debate, and decision making. Interpersonal Communication employs empirical research methods to analyze communication among individuals and group. The third area, Mass Communication/Telecommunications, combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to analyze the operation and impact of mass communication and telecommunication systems.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.

Locale: Small City