Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication & Rhetoric
Texas Tech University

Program Details

Texas Tech University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication & Rhetoric program provides a broad approach to technical communication, offering classes in areas such as editing, design, rhetorical theory, online documentation, publications management, and usability testing. Students acquire the knowledge and skills required to practice the methodologies for conducting research in technical communication and rhetoric, and gain experience creating online and on-page documents using visual and written communication.


A masters degree is required. Official transcripts. Current resume/vitae. Statement of interest in graduate study and career goals. Writing sample. Three letters of reference. In addition to coursework, students must attend an annual two-week workshop in Lubbock, Texas.

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges