Communication Studies M.A.
The Master of Arts in Communication Studies is offered by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. This program is designed for working professionals who want to enhance their communications skills to advance in the workplace. 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.
West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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.
- Apply with the online Graduate Application
- Pay graduate application fee
- Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and send to:
WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
One Waterfront Place
PO Box 6510
Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
electronically sent to GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu
|Tuition and Fees
for academic year 2018-2019
Per Credit Hour
Per Credit Hour
Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.
The program is 36 credit hours. Students can begin the program in the fall or spring term.
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.
Communications ProfessorProjected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook
Education Administrator - PostsecondaryProjected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook
English and Literature ProfessorProjected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook
Freelance WriterProjected Growth: 5-9%
Technical WriterProjected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook
Public Relations SpecialistProjected Growth: 5-9%
General ManagerProjected Growth: 5-9% *Bright Outlook