College of Visual and Performing Arts
Communication & Rhetorical Studies
M.A./M.S. in communication and rhetorical studies
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.
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Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City