Syracuse University

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Communication & Rhetorical Studies


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A./M.S. in communication and rhetorical studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate program in communication and rhetorical studies (CRS) provides a vibrant and dynamic environment for students hoping to pursue further study in communication studies. Our program has a strong academic research focus and is ideal if you plan to go on to pursue doctoral-level education. One of the unique advantages of our master of arts or master of science (M.A.), (M.S.) degree program is that these students are our main focus. Graduates of this program have gone on to great success at the nation’s top communication studies doctoral programs, including those at Pittsburgh, Iowa, Arizona State, and the University of Texas. Another great advantage to graduate study at Syracuse University is the high-quality programs surrounding CRS. You can take up to three courses outside the department, which allows you to experience such other great SU programs as philosophy, women’s studies, and composition and cultural rhetoric. These strong interdisciplinary ties allow you to pursue highly specialized topics of study across a number of disciplinary perspectives. Finally, the CRS program maintains a vibrant and active scholarly life. In addition to regular departmental colloquia, the department hosts numerous conferences, symposiums, and guest speakers. The department’s Public Memory Project for instance, has hosted three major, international conferences.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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