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Undergraduate Admission

The WVU Reed College of Media uses the same undergraduate admission standards for first-time freshmen as West Virginia University (WVU). Visit the WVU undergraduate admissions page for details on general WVU admission.

Please indicate on your WVU application that you are interested in a College of Media major. For entering freshmen who change their major to the College, please call the WVU Office of Admissions at 304-293-2121.

Freshmen Direct Admission

Entering freshmen who meet the admission standards of the WVU Honors College also qualify for the College of Media’s  Scholars Program.

All College of Media directly admitted students are assigned a College advisor beginning their first academic term. Directly admitted freshmen also enroll in JRL 191, the College of Media's First-Year Seminar, which helps prepare them for college and their major.

Directly admitted students also have the opportunity to participate in the Adventure WV: College of Media program, a unique orientation program offered through a partnership between the WVU Adventure WV program and the College of Media.

Current WVU students may declare a major in the College of Media once they have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.25 at WVU. Or, once a student has a 2.0 cumulative GPA at WVU, they may enroll in JRL 215, space permitting. If the student earns a "C" or better in that course, they may then declare a major.

For more information on freshman admission, please contact:
Whitney Godwin
Recruitment Specialist
304-293-5735
wgodwin@mail.wvu.edu



MDS Program Admission

In order to be accepted into the College of Media’s Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) major, students must have at least 29 completed earned hours and a 2.0 overall GPA.

For more information on MDS admission, please contact:
Aaron Hawley
MDS Coordinator
304-293-9469
aaron.hawley@mail.wvu.edu



Transfer Direct Admission

Once students have completed at least one full-time semester of college work (at WVU or another accredited institution) with a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher, they also qualify for direct admission to the College of Media. Current WVU students who seek to change their major to the College of Media should contact their current academic advisor to begin the process.

For more information on freshman admission, please contact:
Whitney Godwin
Recruitment Specialist
304-293-5735
wgodwin@mail.wvu.edu



Graduate Admission

The College of Media offers two graduate programs: a Master of Science in Journalism (MSJ) program and an online Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications (MS-IMC) program. Admission to either of the graduate programs is limited to holders of baccalaureate or equivalent degrees from institutions of higher learning and specific requirements as set by the College of Media. Please refer to the programs’ websites for specific admission information.



International Admission

WVU is a school with international reach. While our students, scholars and partners come from 110 countries, all 50 states and some U.S. territories, they are united by the Mountaineer pride and school spirit for which our campus is known. Learn more at international.wvu.edu.