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Communication Studies - Rhetoric and Public Discourse Option, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) , MT,
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About

The Rhetoric and Public Discourse option focuses on the development and analysis of public messages. Courses in this emphasis explore issues of persuasion, argumentation, message composition, and message evaluation. Specific attention is paid to the interplay between social structures and public discourse. 

Courses emphasize both practical skills and theory. This option is particularly relevant to career positions emphasizing public communication and persuasion in areas such as law, government, and private or nonprofit organizations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intro to Public Speaking
  • Intro to Rhetorical Theory
  • Comm & Conflict-Writing
  • Risk Crisis & Comm
  • Comm Consump & Climate
  • Rhetorical Criticism and Theor
  • Economics of the Environment
  • US Environmental Movement
  • America in Crisis or
  • Intro to Lit

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit required application documents
  • English language proficiency requirements
  • Academic records
  • Financial information
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24943 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24943 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Missoula

  • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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