Graduate Programs

Ph.D. Programs with Specialty in Rhetoric & Public Address

The following programs were ranked in the 2004 NCA Doctoral Program Reputational Study in Rhetorical Communication. They are listed here as ranked on the criteria of faculty scholarly reputation. Programs were also ranked according to their reputation for graduate training and the change in their reputation over the previous five years (from 1999-2004). 2004 NCA Reputational Study (.pdf of the entire NCA Reputational Study).

1.  University of Georgia, Department of Speech Communication

2.  University of Texas, Department of Communication Studies

3.  The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Communication Arts & Sciences

4.  University of Minnesota, Department of Communication Studies

5.  University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication

6.  University of Iowa, Department of Communication Studies

7.  University of Maryland, Department of Communication

8.  Indiana University, Department of Communication & Culture

9.  University of Pittsburgh, Department of Communication

10.  University of North Carolina, Department of Communication Studies

11.  Texas A&M University, Department of Communication

12.  University of Kansas, Department of Communication Studies

13.  University of Memphis, Department of Communication

14.  University of Illinois, Department of Communication

15.  University of Colorado, Department of Communication

16.  Georgia State University, Department of Communication

17.  University of Washington, Department of Communication

18.  Ohio University, School of Communication Studies

19.  Arizona State University, Hugh Downs School of Communication

20.  Southern Illinois University, Department of Speech Communication

21.  University of Minnesota, Department of Rhetoric (now, the Department of Writing Studies)

22.  Purdue University, Department of Communication

23.  University of Massachusetts, Department of Communication

24.  University of New Mexico, Department of Communication & Journalism

25.  Louisiana State University, Department of Communication Studies

26.  University of Nebraska, Department of Communication

27.  University of Arizona, Department of Communication

28.  Wayne State University, Department of Communication

29.  University of Missouri, Department of Communication

30.  Florida State University, Department of Communication

31.  University of Denver, Department of Human Communication Studies

32.  Howard University, Department of Communication & Culture

33.  North Dakota State University, Department of Communication

34.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Language, Literature, and Communication

35.  Duquesne University, Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies

36.  University of Miami, School of Communication

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