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Journalism  Master's

Overview

What is Journalism at WVU like?

Description

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, 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,” and "100 Days in Appalachia."

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: February 1
Spring: February 1

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Journalism at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Journalism graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt)

Additional application considerations:

  • Writing sample - 3-5 examples of published work, (academic research papers if not published)

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