This page lists programs from around the world that offer advanced studies in argumentation theory (regardless of disciplinary or theoretical perspective), informal logic, and allied studies. A similar list that includes programs in Critical Thinking may be found at the AILACT website. I suppose I should make clear that though I am making a concerted effort to keep this information current, no inferences, positive or negative, should be drawn from inclusion in or exclusion from this list.
- University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
There are several members of staff in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Computing Science whose core research area is argumentation, and are very keen on supervising argumentation related research projects.
- University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
UVA offers advanced studies in argumentation via two programs: the MA Discourse and Argumentation Studies and the MA Rhetoric, Argumentation Theory, and Philosophy.
UVA is also a partner in the Argupolis program.
- University of the Basque Country, Campuses in Alava, Gipuzkoa, and Bizkaia, Spain
Students can work, in English, in the Master in Cognitive Science and Humanities: Language Communication and Organization program.
- Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Carnegie Mellon offers many options for students interested in argumentation. The many M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the English, Philosophy, and the School of Computer Science would all be a good fit and are all well-supported programs.
- University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA
There are current faculty in the Department of Communications with active research interests in argumentation and who can supervise Ph.D. work.
- University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Rhetoric Section of the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication offers an MA (currently in Danish only). Political argumentation is a strength of the program.
- Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile
M.A. and Ph.D. level projects can be undertaken under the auspices of the Centro de Estudios de la Argumentacion y Razonamiento (CEAR), housed in the Faculty of Psychology.
- University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
The Argumentation Research Group (ARG: Dundee) frequently has opportunities for Ph.D. students pursuing projects in argumentation and computation.
- University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Current members of the Philosophy I Department direct Ph.D. students in argumentation and argumentation-related dissertation projects.
- University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
Students wishing to pursue graduate work in argumentation could do so either in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy. or in the Faculty of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE) A number of faculty are active researchers in argumentation.
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
The Department of Communications is home to faculty with active research interests in argumentation who can supervise Ph.D. students.
- Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
The PhD in Rhetoric & Professional Communication located in the Department of English can support study of argumentation, especially as part of advanced training in composition, writing in/across disciplines, and public communication of science.
- New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
ArgLab is a research unit within the larger research-oriented Institute for the Philosophy of Language (IFL) at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Doctoral and post-doctoral research programs in argumentation are possible.
- University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Politics houses the Institute of Psychology, in which students can pursue argumentation at the Ph.D. level. The program at Lausanne is affiliated with the Argupolis program.
- University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
Lugano is home to the Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics, in which students can pursue Ph.D. topics in argumentation. It is also part of the Argupolis program.
- Autonomous University of Madrid
Students can pursue graduate work in argumentation in the Department of Linguistics, Modern Languages, Logic and Philosophy of Science, and Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature.
- University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
The Communications Department at the University of Maryland is home to several researchers in argumentation who can supervise Ph.D. students.
- McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Argumentation is listed as a strength and a possible research area for both the M.A. and the Ph.D. Program in Philosophy
- University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Students can pursue research in argumentation in the Institute of Psychology and Education, which is part of the Argupolis program.
- University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Students interested in Ph.D. work in argumentation can find supervisors with active research interests in the area in the Department of Communications at Pitt.
- Rutgers University, , New Brunswick, NJ, USA
School of Communication and Information: Studies in Argumentation, especially research on argumentation in context, are supported through individual faculty specializing in argumentation, discourse and conversation analysis, computational linguistics, knowledge management, organizational and social network analysis and the Laboratory for the Study of Applied Language Technology and Society (SALTS)
- University of Santiago of Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Students pursuing graduate projects in argumentation work in the Faculty of Philosophy.
- University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Students interested in pursuing M.A.-level work in argumentation would work under the auspices of the Faculty of Logic and Philosophy of Science. It appears that work in English is possible.
- Simon Fraser University, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
The Faculty of Education offers an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Creative, Critical and Collaborative Inquiry.
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism is home to many scholars who might supervise Ph.D. students interested in argumentation theory. Those with interests in political argumentation would be well advised to look into their Center for Public Diplomacy.
- UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educacion Distancia), Madrid, Spain
Ph.D. Students can pursue argumentation-related projects in the Department of Logic, History, and Philosophy of Science.
- University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
B.A. and M.A. programs in Informal Logic and Argumentation are offered. All students are welcome at events of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric, and many receive Student Fellowships that carry a stipend.
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