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Communication Studies

The Ph.D. program in communication studies is intended to qualify the student to teach and conduct research in instructional communication, interpersonal communication or organizational communication at the university level. Students who are accepted will be awarded an assistantship for the first year, which is renewable for the second and third years of the program.

Career Profile

Job titles and employers of recent graduates include:

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Sample of Scholarly Work, Supporting Materials (examples: awards, conference papers, articles, teaching evaluations, i.e.)

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​January 15

Spring Deadline

​Do not admit

Summer Deadline

​Do not admit

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Sample of Scholarly Work, Supporting Materials (examples: awards, conference papers, articles, teaching evaluations, i.e.)

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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