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Communication Studies  Doctoral

Overview

What is Communication Studies at WVU like?

Description

The PhD 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.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: January 15

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Communication Studies at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Communication Studies graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE
  • Masters Degree Required
  • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt)

Additional application considerations for applicants:

  • Sample of scholarly work, supporting materials (awards, conference papers, articles, evaluations, etc.)

  • For more detailed information on what is required in a personal statement or writing sample, please visit the outlined instructions here.

Applications completed by the deadline will receive full consideration. Certain application requirements may be waived based on a preliminary review of an application by the program.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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