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:
- Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
- Associate Professor, Texas State University
- Associate Professor, LaSalle University
- Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University
- Assistant Professor, Clemson University
- Assistant Professor, Weber State University
- Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
- Assistant Professor, California State University-Fullerton
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio
Additional Application Information
Provide a sample of scholarly work, supporting materials (awards, conference papers, articles, evaluations, etc.)
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineJanuary 15
Summer DeadlineDOES 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.