Why Study Rhetoric?-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Why Study Rhetoric?

The outstanding interdisciplinary preparation in rhetoric and composition for which CMU is famous opens the door to

  • continuing work in English and education more generally
  • Ph.D. programs in Rhetoric and Composition across the country
  • time and space for inquiry in a collaborative community of students and teachers 

CMU's collaborative and interdisciplinary atmosphere invites you to

  • explore your interests in rhetorical and cultural studies, composition and teaching, research, technology, and intercultural communication
  • expand your options as you chart a path of your own

Other doors

Looking for the door to academic teaching in rhetoric? See the Ph.D. in Rhetoric program.

Looking for the door to a career in Professional Writing? Please look over our Master of Arts in Professional Writing program as well.