What is Communication Studies at WVU like?
The Ph.D. program in Communication Studies is intended to qualify students to teach and conduct research in instructional communication, interpersonal communication, mediated communication, health communication, and organizational communication, among other courses, at the university level. Students who are accepted into the Ph.D. program in Communication Studies are awarded an assistantship for the first year that is renewable for the second and third years of the program.
Students who are admitted into the Ph.D. degree program in Communication Studies are expected to have a laptop computer that they can use in their courses.
The process to apply for admission for the 2024-2025 academic year will remain open until January 15, 2024. Once the Department has received all materials, a decision for acceptance will be made. Upon acceptance into the program, applicants will receive written notification from both the Department and the University.
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