12 months
2658 USD/year
2658 USD/year
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In a competitive job market, effective communication is essential to leadership and to building strong, successful interpersonal relationships with others. A Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies at the West Chester University will make you more marketable in a variety of fields.


Our graduates acquire theoretical knowledge and research skills that are applicable in any field they choose. The Master of Arts in Communication Studies program at West Chester University take a comprehensive view of the broad field of communication. 

The Communication Studies program from the West Chester University seeks to build understanding and abilities across a broad array of communication contexts (including organizational, interpersonal, small group, mass media, and public relations). 

The program is designed to provide a theory-based approach to a variety of communicative phenomena while simultaneously stressing the value of research. Together, theory and research provide our students with the proper foundation for making solid, persuasive arguments in their professional and academic pursuits.


  • Our M.A. program addresses the breadth of the discipline with excellent faculty who are active researchers in their respective areas of expertise. 
  • We prefer face to face classroom experience and offer our classes exclusively at night in order to facilitate the schedules of our students who are working professionals. 
  • We offer both a research-focused thesis and more applied non-thesis options depending on each student's career and educational goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Communication And Leadership
  • Theoretic Perspectives On Human Communication
  • Rhetoric And Leadership
  • Communication & Persuasive Influence
  • Communications In Small Groups
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form submitted online.
  • Transcript from the college/university where you earned your bachelor's degree. You will be notified if you need to submit transcripts from other colleges/universities you attended but did not earn a degree. If applying to a doctoral program you will need to submit the transcript from the college/university where you earned your master's degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation for degree and certificate programs. 
  • A written statement of your professional goals. The quality of your statement is of critical importance to the success of your application for admission. Several programs have specific requirements for the essay.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Chester

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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