Graduate Studies

West Chester University


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Communication Studies


PROGRAMS
  • M.A. Communication Studies

ADMISSIONS
  • Complete an admission application online
  • No single requirement will preclude a student from gaining admission.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA should be at least 3.0 (Exceptions are possible).
  • Undergraduate major preparation. Students in majors other than Communications or its related areas would be advised as to possible Communication Studies remedial undergraduate coursework.
  • All candidates must have had courses or experience that indicates still in: public speaking, communication theory, and communications (or related) research.
  • Students with an undergraduate GPA of a 3.5 or higher are exempt from taking the GRE Test.
  • Writing sample of work submitted by the student in response to past assignments, job activity, or creative endeavors.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • A goals statement written on the topic "How Does Communication Knowledge Bridge My Past Experience with My Future Plans?"
  • Two additional items may be used to support an application for admission:
  • Work experience that indicates communication skill
  • Extra or co-curricular activities

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Courses in Communication Studies provide students with an understanding of and experience in human message-making exchanges. Cognizant of its roots in oral rhetoric, the Department expects each student to develop effective presentational ability. Most areas of study are directly applicable to influence systems, interpersonal and public relationships, opinion-making, cultural awareness, mass communication, conflict resolution, and career settings.

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION
Mary Braz , Ph.D.
mbraz@wcupa.edu
610-436-2658

Communication Studies Web Site