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Journalism

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

The 30-hour 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.

Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects and to participate in and help lead Web-based, immersion journalism projects (http://journalism.wvu.edu/projects), such as “West Virginia Uncovered: Multimedia Journalism from the Mountains,” “Starting Over: Loss and Renewal in Katrina’s Aftermath” and “Taking Part: The Artists with Disabilities Project.”

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of recommendation, 3-5 examples of published work

Program Application Test Requirements

GRE

Extra Accreditation Info

In 2004, the Reed College of Media unanimously received full reaccreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The College is one of 107 in the nation with such a distinction.

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​February 1

Fall Deadline

​May 15

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

In 2004, the Reed College of Media unanimously received full reaccreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The College is one of 107 in the nation with such a distinction.

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