The Master of Arts in Elementary Education, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, is available to educators currently holding a teacher certification in elementary education but wish to expand their knowledge of learning, teaching, and the issues facing educators today. Courses include issues in 21st century teaching and learning, science, math, and reading for a comprehensive program to enhance the teacher's expertise in the classroom. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Master of Science in Business Cybersecurity Management, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, is a 12-month online program. Students learn to demonstrate managerial expertise in understanding and investigating complex cybersecurity ideas, evaluate data security of businesses from a data and systems security perspective, use appropriate tools to mitigate cybersecurity threats, and communicate the analysis and findings of a comprehensive security audit initiative to enhance the protection and security of an organization. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion.
"Big data" is driving decision-making in businesses and non-profits and creating a demand for workers with data-analytic skills. WVU’s online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics encourages students to simultaneously learn valuable business analysis skills, apply concepts in a real-world setting, and experience improved results in an accelerated learning cycle. With endless job opportunities available, a degree in Business Data Analytics is the perfect way to launch your career. The degree requires 30 credit hours and is completed entirely online. WVU business programs are recognized as Best Online Programs by US News and World Report.
The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, prepares students to help people overcome, physical disabilities, substance abuse disorders, and mental illnesses enabling them to become more productive members of society. The scope of practice for graduates of this degree is expansive, covering a wide spectrum of work with people who have disabilities. The degree requires 63 credit hours for completion. This is a low-residency program, requiring two site visits to campus. The remainder of the program is completed online.
The Master of Arts in Communication Studies, offered by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is intended for working professionals who want to improve their communication skills to be more successful in their careers. Students learn how to navigate organizational networks effectively, interact with people from diverse populations, use technology and social media to effectively communicate, and increase one's communication competence in one-on-one and group interactions. The degree requires 36 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Master of Science in Data Marketing Communications, offered by the Reed College of Media, addresses the critical need for professional communicators who want to understand how to use data to drive strategic messaging and marketing communications campaigns that engage and influence target audiences. The DMC program seeks to produce graduates who are literate in both data and marketing communications, so they can bridge the gap between data scientists and communicators, helping to give their organizations a competitive advantage. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Master of Science in Forensic and Fraud Examination offers graduate students a rigorous academic experience that provides the knowledge and skills to investigate financial fraud. Due to heightened awareness and growing intolerance of fraudulent activity, demand for forensic accountants is rapidly increasing. WVU leads the way in developing the national curriculum for fraud and forensic accounting programs on behalf of the National Institute of Justice (Department of Justice). This effort makes WVU the leader in FFE education. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion. This is a low-residency program, requiring two site visits to campus. The remainder of the program is completed entirely online.
The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, is designed to enhance leadership skills and prepare students for academic administration and student affairs positions. Successful graduates will understand all the major divisions of higher education institutions as well as related topics including law and internal governance. Alumni have been placed within executive, administrative and faculty support positions, or have continued their graduate studies in pursuit of a terminal degree. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology, offered by the College of Education and Human Services is designed for the individual who wants to apply cutting edge instructional technologies and design strategies in business, education or technology. Major features of the program include courses in Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology and Design and Program Evaluation. The program requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications, offered by the Reed College of Media, teaches communication professionals how to realign their marketing activities to ensure a constant flow of information to consumers from a variety of media. Students earn a practical and customizable graduate degree that is designed to equip them with the skills to emerge as leaders in the field. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Master of Legal Studies, offered by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, can provide a better understanding of the law for those working in the legal system. If you find yourself needing a better foundation for working with and understanding laws and regulations, or if you wish to improve your career prospects by obtaining legal and critical thinking skills, the MLS is the degree for you. Graduates work in human services, criminal justice, court administration, and social work. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Master of Arts in Literacy Education, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, is designed for individuals who wish to obtain a graduate degree and PreK-Adult Reading Specialist certification in West Virginia. Coursework focuses on preparing specialized reading professionals in the three areas identified by the International Literacy Association. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
West Virginia University's nationally ranked Online Hybrid MBA allows you to maintain momentum in your career while simultaneously pursuing a master's degree. To enhance experiential learning, two mandatory 3-day residencies are built into the program—one each fall and spring semester. During our residencies, you'll connect what you learn in the classroom to tangible issues and develop confidence in what you know and what you can do while incorporating the course curriculum. These experiences will provide interaction with faculty, experiential learning, and networking opportunities with peers. The degree requires 37 credit hours for completion. WVU business programs are recognized as Best Online Programs 2018 by US News and World Report.
This program offers baccalaureate prepared nurses the opportunity to earn a master's degree via our Master of Science in Nursing degree. The program offers a curriculum that allows students to enroll on a part or full-time basis. Current specialty tracks prepare students to certify as pediatric or family nurse practitioners.
The School of Nursing and the John Chambers College of Business and Economics offers a dual master's degree to give students the skills and knowledge to serve as nurse leaders. This low-residency degree program is offered predominately online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, and includes four 3-4 day residencies to enhance experiential learning and understanding of the curriculum content. Graduates of the MSN/MBA program work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, nonprofit organizations and the public sector. The degree requires 57 credit hours for completion.
The Master of Arts in Music Industry, offered by the College of Creative Arts, provides an integrated and methodical approach to understanding the mastery of current music industry systems and commercial practices, combined with constant vigilance, close analysis, and acute awareness of new regulations, income streams, and business models. To facilitate this holistic and methodical approach, the program's courses are divided into three academic modules and an industry project. The degree requires 33 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) prepares nurse scientists for roles in research, teaching, clinical and policy leadership positions. Graduates can be employed as faculty members in university settings, nurse researchers in academic institutions or private companies, senior nursing administrators in hospitals or other health care systems, in high level legislative or policy positions, or as independent consultants. The program prepares graduates who will contribute to the body of nursing knowledge, educate the next generation, and assume collaborative leadership roles in shaping health policy, improving health, and reducing disparity. The Ph.D. in Nursing offers both part-time and full-time options, composed of in-person and online learning components. Three years of coursework delivered online during fall and spring semesters, and summer courses offered in a seminar-style face-to-face format. Once students defend a dissertation proposal, they advance to become doctoral candidates. Students then complete the research and dissertation phase, which culminates in a written and oral dissertation defense.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice, offered by the School of Nursing, prepares advanced practice nurses to practice at the highest level of professional nursing and to advance the application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving health care for diverse populations. Enrollment in nursing courses is based upon readiness, availability of space, and an adequate cohort of students. This post-graduate program can be completed in as few as 33 credit hours.
The Master of Science in Physical Education Teacher Education, offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, is a part-time program designed for teaching professionals. The goals of the curriculum include enhanced professional knowledge, practice and leadership. Theory-based courses are followed by applied courses allowing for the immediate application of content learned in actual K-12 school settings. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Master of Science in Safety Management, offered by the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, focuses on helping companies follow state and federal regulations, while designing programs to prevent disease, injury, or damage to the environment. The program is accredited by Applied Sciences Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The degree requires 36 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The WVU Master of Social Work program educates students to become social workers prepared for both direct practice and administrative roles and able to respond to the complex realities of practice in a variety of roles and settings. The Advanced standing degree is for students with a BSW and requires 36 credit hours. The program is completely online except for field placements.
The Master of Social Work program educates social workers for a wide range of professional practice areas, with a particular emphasis on effective models of rural service delivery. The Regular standing option is for students without a bachelor’s degree in social work, who hold a bachelor’s from a regionally accredited university. The part-time degree requires 60 hours and all courses are online except for field placements.
The Master of Science in Software Engineering provides graduate-level software engineering expertise to individuals who are currently working in the computer and information technology industry. The M.S.S.E. program aspires to serve both adult learners from the local computer and information technology industry, and extended learning students taking the course from remote locations. The typical M.S.S.E. student is a full-time information technology professional who wishes to augment his or her work experience with additional academic enrichment. The degree requires 33 credit hours for completion, and is completed entirely online.
The Master of Science in Sport Coaching, offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, prepares students to be lifelong learners who can adapt to contemporary demands in the coaching profession. This degree is designed for individuals who coach at the scholastic, community, and club levels. The curriculum focuses on intrapersonal and interpersonal knowledge, professional knowledge, applied sport science, pedagogy and content, and leadership development. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Master of Science in Sport Management, offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, is a part-time program designed for individuals seeking employment and career advancement in the global industry of sport. The program focuses on the most contemporary issues in sport management and athletic administration, and is delivered via online courses taught by faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Students explore the latest research, industry trends, and recommendations for best practice, while also acquiring applied skills. Courses are generally eight weeks in length, enabling students to focus on one content area at a time.