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 Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) master's program at West Virginia University teaches students to re-align their communications, seeing things the way the consumer sees them - as a more >
The M.S.S.E. degree provides graduate level software engineering expertise to individuals who are currently working in the computer and information technology industry. The M.S.S.E. more >
Our online Secondary Education, MA – Social Studies Emphasis program provides opportunities for graduate study and research leading to the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) for social studies teachers o more >
Our online Secondary Education, MA – Science Emphasis program provides opportunities for graduate study and research leading to the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) for science teachers or persons who more >
The program requires 30 hours of completed coursework. Students may transfer 9 credit hours pre-approved upon admission. 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 >
WVU Rehabilitation Counseling graduates become qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities and traditionally work in settings such as vocational rehabilitation agencies, community rehabilit more >
The Master of Arts in Reading is a professional graduate program leading to PreK-Adult Reading Specialist certification in West Virginia. more >
The online master of public health degree is designed for healthcare professionals with a strong interest in preventive medicine and community health. Improve quality of life and health outcomes fo more >
This degree offers several tracks allowing nurses to specialize in the fields of family nurse practitioner, pediatrics, neonatal, geriatrics, women’s health, and nursing leadership. more >
Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate The Division of Social Work, in cooperation with the other units of the School of Applied Social Sciences, offers a 15 credit hour online graduate certificate more >
The program requires 36 credit hours for completion and two courses are offered each semester. more >
The Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology is offered exclusively online. The program is presented in an asynchronous format providing flexibility for the adult learner. more >
The master's degree in communications is designed for the professional educator who is employed full-time in the education setting (e.g., teacher, school administrator, education specialist). more >
An emphasis in higher education will prepare students for academic and student affairs positions. The Higher Education Program prepares individuals for academic and student affairs positions. more >
The West Virginia University Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to offer its Emergency Medicine Certificate Program (EMCP) for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners intere more >
The Master of Arts in Elementary Education is delivered entirely online. more >
Communication is the lifeblood of any organization, and this degree prepares students for a career in communications or business professionals who want to enhance their communication skills. more >
The Athletic Coaching degree prepares students to coach in an educational setting. Students take 36 hours over a two-year period. more >
The WVU Department of Community Medicine offers the M.S. degree in Community Health Education, and the Master of Public Health degree. more >
The online sport management master's degree can be completed in two years. Students will complete 50% of the coursework online, with the remaining hours to be completed on-site in Morgantown. more >
Physical Education teachers and coaches are busy people, typically teaching throughout the day and then coaching evenings and weekends. more >
Cutting edge web-based platforms offer simultaneous capture of real-time video and/or audio and multimedia presentations. more >
The Master of Arts in Special Education is delivered entirely online. more >
Students will take their classes online and have four on-site residencies where they can meet their classmates and expand their educational experience. more >