West Virginia University

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Communication Studies

Address:

PO Box 6529

Morgantown, WV 26506

United States

Phone:

304-293-5685

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Communication Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. 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. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the M.A. degree program in Communication Studies, it is expected students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the field of Communication Studies through the identification and explanation of the research domains which comprise the field of Communication Studies. 2. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the research methodologies used in the field of Communication Studies. 3. Identify the significant contributions made by researchers in the field of Communication Studies to the social science discipline. 4. Further develop their writing, analytical, and research skills to guide future research endeavors and projects in the field of Communication Studies. The Ph.D. program in Communication Studies is intended to qualify the student to teach and conduct research in instructional communication, interpersonal communication, and/or organizational communication at the university level. Students who are accepted into the Ph.D. program in Communication Studies are awarded an assistantship for the first year that is renewable for the second and third years of the program upon faculty consent. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Ph.D. degree program in Communication Studies, it is expected that students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the field of Communication Studies through the identification and explanation of the research domains that comprise the field of Communication Studies. 2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of two domains of the field of Communication Studies through the identification, explanation, and evaluation of the primary theories, constructs, and researchers associated with each domain. 3. Independently design, conduct, and present original research using quantitative research methods. 4. Demonstrate effective instructional communication behaviors across a variety of teaching and training situations. 5. Develop logical, well-reasoned arguments to guide future research endeavors and projects in the field of Communication Studies. 6. Demonstrate a commitment to the profession through activity in professional associations and service to the university, community, and state.

Accreditation:

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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

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