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Graduate Programs

Extend your education and competitive edge in the job market with a graduate degree from the WVU Reed College of Media.

We offer two master’s degree programs as well as graduate certificate programs for working professionals.

Take your undergraduate degree to the next level …

The College of Media offers its high-performing undergraduate students an accelerated, five-year program that provides qualified students with Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Journalism degrees and an even broader array of career opportunities.



Master of Science in Journalism

The College of Media’s Master of Science in Journalism (MSJ) program provides students with an advanced understanding of media disciplines, preparing them for careers in the industry or academia.

The 30-hour MSJ program offers students the choice of two tracks: the teaching-research track for those who wish to go pursue a doctoral degree and the professional track for those seeking professional opportunities in mass communications.

Learn more about the MSJ program


Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications

The Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) master’s degree program at the College of Media is offered exclusively online, enabling students to earn their degrees in this fast-growing field from anywhere in the world. A degree in IMC equips graduates with the latest strategic communications techniques that differentiate them from others in the field. Our 13-course master’s degree program helps students view marketing as a whole picture and not just as separate entities of public relations, advertising and marketing communications.

In addition to the full master’s degree program, we also offer two graduate certificate programs. Working professionals can earn a five-course graduate certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications or in Digital Marketing Communications, which allows students to explore digital media implications for marketers, as well as the evolving connections between advertising, technology, design, society, culture and business.

Learn more about these offerings on the IMC website


About Graduate Education at WVU

The WVU Office of Graduate Education & Life actively supports the holistic development of WVU’s graduate and professional students to advance their scholarship, professionalization and personal growth. Working collaboratively with academic programs, the Office is committed to providing a rich learning environment that attracts and retains students who work closely with faculty to effectively meet the evolving needs of the State of West Virginia, the nation and the global community through advanced graduate training.

Learn more on their website