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Communication Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WV,
At the graduate level, The Department of Communication Studies offers the M.A. and the Ph.D. degrees in Communication Studies. The graduate faculty in the Department of Communication Studies is well-known, at the regional, national, and international level, for accomplishments in research, teaching, and service.


The MA program in communication studies is intended to qualify the student to assume a variety of professional roles in educational, industrial, and government institutions; teach the subject matter at the college level; or undertake advanced training toward a doctorate in communication studies.

The MA program in corporate and organizational communication is a program intended for people interested in a career in communication intensive positions.

The master of arts degree in communication in instruction is designed for the professional educator who is employed full-time in the education setting.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • Advanced Organizational Communication
  • Advanced Seminar in Research Methods
  • Communication Measurement
  • Advanced Instructional Communication
  • Seminar in Family Communication
  • Seminar in Communibiology
  • Seminar in Personality
  • Seminar in Affectionate Communication
  • Seminar in Aggressive and Antisocial Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

To qualify for admission to the M.A. in Communication Studies program, students will need to meet the minimum GRE and TOEFL scores, minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA, statement of interest, current curriculum vitae and 3 letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10980 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7722 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3861 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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