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.
Job titles and employers of recent graduates include:
- Assistant Professor, Murray State University
- Assistant Professor, Penn State University-Hazleton
- Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
- Assistant Professor, DePaul University
- Assistant Professor, Collin County Community College
- Assistant Professor, Stephen F. Austin University
- Assistant Professor, Texas A&M International University
- Assistant Professor, Towson University
Program Application RequirementsResume/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 RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineJanuary 15
Spring DeadlineDo not admit
Summer DeadlineDo not admit
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.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.