B.Sc. On Campus

Communication - Rhetoric

Northwest Missouri State University

48 months
17524 USD/year
17524 USD/year
10297 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Comprehensive Communication - Rhetoric program at Northwest Missouri State University learn to research, create and deliver persuasive messages and listen critically to these messages. 


In this Communication - Rhetoric major at the Northwest Missouri State University, students study the core areas of communication theory, public speaking, writing, group behavior, persuasion and interpersonal communication. Additional areas of study include intercultural communication, argumentation and classical, modern and postmodern rhetorical theory and method as applied to an American issue.

Professionals in the field are civically engaged, critically analyze how people develop persuasive messages as well as how those messages affect public perception of the subject. They identify logical and ethical problems within persuasive messages, or with their effects on particular groups or communities and intervene to increase awareness and understanding.

Career Opportunities

Job titles related to this major include:

  • Political or non-governmental (NGO) campaigns strategist and lobbyist
  • Pre-Law/Legislative Assistant
  • Elected Official
  • Speech writer
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Nonprofit administration and fundraising
  • Counseling and social services
  • Graduate study

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Social & Behavioral Science 
  • Intro to Literature 
  • Global Experiences 
  • Social & Behavioral Science 
  • Modern Language 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International application for admission
  • Application fee of $75 in U.S. currency
  • Official academic transcripts from each secondary and post-secondary institution attended.
  • Copy of passport
  • Bank statement
  • Northwest statement of support form
  • English proficiency exam score report
  • GRE and/or GMAT score reports
  • ACT/SAT scores

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17524 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    17524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17524 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10297 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10297 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Maryville

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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