Rhetoric and Professional Communication

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The PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication focuses on the rhetorical theory, history, pedagogy, and practice of written, oral, visual, and electronic communication (WOVE) in professional communities, such as business, industry, science, and government. The degree prepares graduates for academic positions in rhetoric, in multimodal composition, and in business, professional, and technical communication, as well as for work in the private and public sectors as professional communication specialists, editors, designers, and communications managers. Candidates are required to complete 72 hours of graduate credit including a dissertation and to pass a portfiolio assessment, a preliminary examination (consisting of a written comprehensive examination and a special field examination), and an oral defense of the dissertation.

Ph.D. Offered: Yes

Master's Offered: None

Online Degrees: None

Ph.D. Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Teresa Smiley
Phone: 515-294-2477
E-mail Address:

Requirements

ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: January 5 once per year for fall semester entry only

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

1. Three letters of recommendation (LOR)
2. Curriculum vitae/resume
3. Statement of purpose and personal goals
4. Writing sample according to our guidelines
5. All nonnative speaking applicants must provide an audio/video of spontaneous spoken English emailed to englgrad@iastate.edu.
NOTE: Nonnative speakers of English may NOT be required to submit English proficiency test scores (see below). Review International Application Instructions document by clicking HERE.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 640
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 111
IELTS 8
PTE 79

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

English Department
Graduate Studies Program, 203 Ross Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1201