Graduate Study in the Humanities...
The MS and PhD in Rhetoric & Technical Communication
The Rhetoric and Technical Communication (RTC) program at Michigan Tech provides innovative, broad-based, interdisciplinary degrees that draw students into study across a range of fields, focusing on the complex interactions among rhetoric and communication within their social and cultural contexts. Special attention is given to the changing role of technology, communication, and representation in contemporary societies.
Recognizing that today's challenging issues often require analysis from across disciplinary perspectives, the RTC program is designed to draw on the diverse talents of some thirty-plus distinguished graduate faculty members. These faculty do research and teach in the areas named by the degree title Rhetoric & Technical Communication, but also across many fields of the humanities.
Faculty and students work within and across these overlapping areas that share many theoretical and practical perspectives. Students choose two streams (a major and minor focus) from among the rubrics of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy; Technical Communication/Technology Studies; Communication in Cultural Contexts.
The curriculum is designed to challenge and prepare students both broadly and deeply to consider important issues of communication and rhetoric in a rapidly changing technological world. The Program seeks flexible, intellectually curious, highly motivated students interested in working with faculty who offer challenging, advanced study, and intensive mentoring. Students consult closely with advisors to build a coherent program of study.
For more information, please contact Graduate Programs Director Elizabeth Flynn.
PhD Fellowship Available in Women’s and Gender Studies
The Humanities Department is offering a three-year, full-time PhD fellowship that includes a tuition waiver, stipend, summer support, and funds for travel, beginning January, 2009. The successful applicant will receive two additional years of funding through the Humanities Department.