Interested in Graduate School and Forensics? Choose the U!


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The University of Utah’s Department of Communication and John R. Park Debate Society are seeking outstanding students interested in pursuing an MA or PhD in Communication who would also like to assist with the team’s nationally recognized NPDA and NFA-focused forensics program. We are also currently developing a BP program to complement our portfolio of forensics activities. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the forensics program will be looking to secure 2-3 coaches across its areas of focus (debate and individual events). Interested students, in addition to working with the forensics team, will join a Top 10-ranked Communication program in research productivity and excellence. Our department has a particularly long and distinguished tradition of excellence in graduate education. One of very few integrated Communication departments in the country, our nationally ranked and acclaimed graduate program provides rigorous theoretical and methodological training across four areas of emphasis: Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk (CommSHER); Critical/Cultural Studies; Digital Media; and Rhetoric.

To learn more about the graduate program, visit this website: https://communication.utah.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents.php, or email Amity Mower, Graduate Academic Advisor (amity.mower@utah.edu) or Dr. Helene Shugart, Director of Graduate Studies (h.shugart@utah.edu)).

To learn more about the forensics program, visit this website: https://www.debate.utah.edu, or email Dr. Michael Middleton, Director of Forensics (m.middleton@utah.edu)).

Applications are due no later than December 15th and you can find instructions about how to apply here: https://communication.utah.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents.php#howtoapply