University of Minnesota

Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication


Stem Cell Institute

6-125 Jackson Hall, 321 Church Street SE

Twin Cities, MN 55455

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication (RSTC), M.A. in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication (RSTC)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This Ph.D. and M.A. program focuses on applying rhetorical theory to research in scientific and technical communication in industry or government and prepares students to teach. Technical communication scholars study theories of rhetoric, science, cognition, social construction, feminism, and information design and apply these to advanced teaching, training, and research. Technical communication scholars and teachers/trainers work at universities, research and development divisions, multimedia development firms, and government agencies.


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International Student Requirements:

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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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