West Virginia University is an accredited, public university located in Morgantown, south of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1867 as a land-grant institution, WVU was originally called the Agricultural College of West Virginia. The name was officially changed in 1868 and the program options have since expanded.
Today, West Virginia University is recognized for both its research and graduate programs. Graduate students who want to attend have a choice of two formats, residential and online. Look for over 180 masters, doctoral and professional graduate certificate programs offered on-campus. Or, for busy adults who need more schedule flexibility, look for over 30 WVU online degrees. Find online masters degrees in Education, Marketing, Forensic Justice, and more.
The faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to an inclusive school culture and the advance of high-impact research. They further this mission through the university values: Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability, and Appreciation.
Based on Fall 2015 data, graduate enrollment at WVU totaled 6,278 students.i
Federal financial aid may be available for qualified students. In addition, each year West Virginia University offers several fellowships and scholarships for those who qualify. WVU also awards approximately 1700 graduate assistantships annually to eligible students.
Prospective WVU students may apply to their program of interest through a centralized online application system.This online application process kicks off in September for the next fall admission cycle. However, health sciences graduate programs have their own application periods and requisites.
All domestic students who seek a graduate degree at WVU need to have met the basic requirements below.
Programs each have specific start dates. Online Hybrid MBA classes begin in August or January for example. However, the online Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications program’s academic year consists of five terms. These are Early Fall (August to October), Late Fall (October to December), Early Spring (January to March), Late Spring (March to May) and Summer (May to July). Follow up with individual programs for details.
Based on Fall 2015 data, there were 2,142 full-time and 658 part-time faculty members, and 1,501 graduate assistants at WVU. i.
Per West Virginia University, in 2017, 85% of full-time instructional faculty held the highest academic degree in their field. Also noteworthy, at this time, 19 faculty members have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year.
The Data Marketing Communications (DMC) graduate program is offered exclusively online with no on-campus classroom attendance required. more >
Rooted in the tradition of academic excellence of WVU, the Reed College of Media's Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) graduate program has developed a national reputation for hands-on, i more >
The College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will deliver the Safety Management program in a blended format with online and on-site classes in Martinsburg and Wheeling, WV, beginning August 2011. more >