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Communication Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Online
The Master of Arts in Communication Studies is offered by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, from West Virginia University.

About

This Communication Studies program at West Virginia University is designed for working professionals who want to enhance their communications skills to advance in the workplace. 

Learning outcomes

Students will learn how to navigate organizational networks effectively, influence clients, coworkers, and administrators, and interact with people from diverse populations. Improved communication competence in one-on-one and group interactions, along with the proper use of technology and social media to effectively communicate will also be highlighted.

Career

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Communications Studies M.A. degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Communication in the Organization
  • Theory in Professional Life
  • Organizational Research & Evaluation
  • Organizational Culture
  • Conflict
  • Social & Digital Media Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Applicants should have a 2.75 undergraduate grade point average from an accredited college or university. 
  • Those who have a GPA less than 2.75 may be accepted as a provisional student who can then be admitted to the program after completing two graduate courses with a grade of B or better.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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