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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Ph.D.

About the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Doctoral Program

The Ph.D. in TCR is designed for students with an interest in technical communication, rhetoric, writing, and composition. The aims of study are broad knowledge of the literature on technical communication and rhetoric, specialized knowledge of some aspect of technical communication or rhetoric as reflected in the dissertation research, and ability to conduct ongoing independent research using one or more methods. The Ph.D. requires at least 60 hours of graduate courses beyond the bachelor’s degree, proficiency in research methodology, and a dissertation.

The doctoral degree in technical communication and rhetoric is also available online. Application and admissions processes and degree requirements are similar to those for the on-campus degree. In addition to fulfilling all the degree requirements of the on-campus program, all distance students must attend a two-week seminar every May. Prospective students are advised to consult www.depts.ttu.edu/english/tcr for details of degree requirements, the Director of Graduate Studies, and the course schedule.