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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Communication Studies

West Chester, PA

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Communication Studies is located in West Chester, PA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores in two of three tested areas in 50th percentile) or GPA of 3.5 or better
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11
Applied
9
Accepted
6
Enrolled
82%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores in two of three tested areas in 50th percentile) or GPA of 3.5 or better
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.8 overall, 3.0 in major; writing sample; statement of goals; two letters of reference; courses or experience that indicate skill in public speaking, communication theory, and communication (or related) research

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
59%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.55%
Black or African American 18.18%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.55%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Rhetorical communication, media/social media, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, and organization communication
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Denise M. Polk
Chair
Email: dpolk@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-2500