The Master of Arts in Elementary Education offered by the College of Education and Human Services is designed to help prepare educators to foster the love of learning. You will be integrated into the field of education through real-world experiences in diverse settings, such as subject-specific clinics and laboratories, professional development classrooms, research-based practices and study abroad opportunities. You will be prepared to work at elementary schools, middle and junior high schools, private academies, charter schools, and more.
The Master of Science in Business Cybersecurity Management offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics is designed to address the significant need for cybersecurity talent. There are over 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the US that are not filled, and cybersecurity job postings are up to 74 percent in the last five years, according to a 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics study. The degree is built to equip the motivated student with the toolkit to engage, lead and own the cybersecurity business career path. You will be prepared to hold a number of diverse positions, to include security analyst, network security engineer, information security manager and security administrator.
The Master of Science in Business Data Analytics offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics is located at the intersection of prescriptive analytics and data science for business. Prescriptive analytics uses techniques from operations research, operations management and global supply chain to help businesses achieve better decisions. Data science for business entails the use of data management technologies, data mining, machine learning and visualization techniques to help organizations better use the large-scale data they collect to optimize business outcomes. You will be qualified to answer the industry’s demand for a skilled pool of graduates who can apply data science to solve business challenges.
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 creates leaders who have an ability to communicate strategically and with a diverse audience. Through this program, graduates translate fundamental ideas of communication into real-life applications. By learning innovative strategies for effective solutions, graduates develop skills to respond to crises that organizations may encounter. You will succeed in the workplace by having strong organizational interpersonal, critical-thinking, and written communication skills. The workplace of the 21st century is based on information exchange – on developing core communication literacies to effectively engage multiple information sources and receivers in an increasingly crowded and connected digital landscape – and our program prepares graduates who can meet those demands.
WVU’s Master of Science in Data Marketing Communications is the nation’s first online master’s degree explicitly focused on the strategic use of data in marketing communications. Online shopping, digital advertising, social media metrics, web analytics, customer relations management platforms, website user statistics, the data available to marketers to better understand audience habits and motivations is growing daily. We worked with industry leaders to craft a program where students acquire the specific skills they need to be successful in today's competitive market.
The Master of Science in Forensic and Fraud Examination offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics leads the way in developing the national curriculum for fraud and forensic accounting programs on behalf of the National Institute of Justice. You will study curriculum that teaches you how to detect, uncover, and prove fraud and other financial crimes by businesses and employees. By gaining an interdisciplinary skill set which covers business, law, cost accounting, taxation, and data technology, you will gain real-world expertise in fraud and financial crime examination.
The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration offered by the College of Education and Human Services is designed to prepare students for administrative and faculty positions, policy roles, and research areas within colleges and universities and external educational agencies. Using a personalized program of study you will gain the tools you need to develop and measure programs that support student success and retention. You will analyze instructional strategies and management principles that will help you address today’s most pressing issues facing higher education institutions, while learning how to use distance learning technology to effectively manage online programs for students with varied learning styles.
The Media Solutions and Innovation graduate program prepares students to become media strategists and futurists who can function as change agents and adaptive leaders within the industry. Our 12-month hybrid master’s degree program helps students learn about the disruptions in the media industry and how to build industry partners to assist in research and development, discovery, and creating targeted solution pathways to address some of the most challenging media problems.
The Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology offered by the College of Education and Human Services is designed to prepare individuals to apply cutting edge technologies and instructional design strategies to create quality learning experiences in public schools, higher education institutions, and corporate and non-profit organizations. You will help reshape the education process, so that it can be relevant to the current generation that is learning by applying cutting edge instructional technologies and design strategies in business, education, or technology.
The Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications is a flexible, ten-course program offered exclusively online. With more than 25 electives to choose from and specializations in areas like digital and social media and creative strategy, you can create your ideal educational experience. Fill a marketing void at your company, hone skills to prepare for a promotion or pursue a topic that you’re passionate about.
The Master of Legal Studies offered by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is designed for individuals seeking to expand their career opportunities by arming themselves with knowledge of the law, legal terminology, and procedures. Employers value individuals who can apply complex legal reasoning to their tasks. Our Master of Legal Studies program provides students with the tools to think critically about the wide range of legal subjects covered in our curriculum. 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.
The Master of Arts in Literacy Education offered by the College of Education and Human Services is a professional graduate program that leads to pre-K through adult reading specialist certification in West Virginia. Coursework focuses on preparing specialized reading professionals in the three areas identified by the International Literacy Association. You will gain a deep understanding of the theory and research that is fundamental to successful teaching of reading, and upon graduation you may attach Reading Specialist certification to their current teaching area by passing the PRAXIS Series test.
The Master of Business Administration offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics delivers results for students by offering exciting experiential-learning projects, consultative engagements, and opportunities to develop enhanced business acumen - yielding the essential professional skills that are needed for top job placement. Accredited, affordable and unique, our Carnegie Research Level 1 (R1) MBA program is forging new paths for students via experiential learning projects, consultative engagements and entrepreneurial thinking.
The Master of Science in Nursing offered by the WVU School of Nursing is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses the opportunity to support quality improvement and patient safety, incorporate current and emerging genetic/genomic evidence in providing advanced nursing care to individuals, families, and communities while accounting for patient values and clinical judgment, and demonstrate organizational and systems leadership that emphasizes clinical practice and continually improves health outcomes. You will find yourself in great demand to fill established and emerging roles that allow nurses to focus on a variety of practice areas, such as geriatrics, pediatrics, public health, administration, informatics, forensics, and systems improvement. With new practice opportunities emerging, and the demand for highly specialized nursing skills rising, the time is right for you to begin your graduate-level nursing education.
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 acute awareness of new regulations, income streams, and business models. You will focus on the skills, concepts, and methodologies central to global business models and apply these models to the artistic management and entrepreneurial challenges of music and digital media in the global entertainment industry.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) offered by the WVU School of Nursing prepares you to 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 program prepares nurse scientists for roles research, teaching, clinical and policy leadership positions. Upon graduation, you can be employed as faculty members in university settings, nurse researchers in academic institutions, senior nursing administrators in hospitals or other health care systems, in high level legislative or policy positions, or as independent consultants.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice offered by the School of Nursing prepares you 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. DNP nurses possess a blend of clinical, leadership, economic, and organizational skills that puts you in a unique position to deftly critique nursing practice and design programs of care delivery that are economically feasible, locally acceptable, and that significantly impact healthcare outcomes.
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. You will gain the skills necessary to design and implement comprehensive school activity programs, create evidence-based curriculum and instructional models in physical education and sport, integrate instructional technology in the gymnasium, classroom and sports arena, and implement physical activity programs for school-aged children.
The Master of Science in Safety Management offered by the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources prepares you to help companies follow state and federal regulations, while designing programs to prevent disease, injury, or damage to the environment. And with a strong job market - Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 4 percent yearly increase in the number of jobs in this field through 2024 – you will be ready to respond to the needs of the public and employers, to inspect hazardous situations, and to investigate and administer government regulations.
The Master of Social Work offered by the WVU School of Social Work prepares you to be a well-rounded advanced practitioner who can respond to the complex realities of practice in a variety of roles and settings. The specialization in advanced integrated practice builds on generalist practice and prepares you to integrate micro, mezzo, and macro practice skills across service sectors and within interdisciplinary teams to effectively address social and human problems pertinent to a wide range of professional practice areas, with a particular emphasis on effective models of rural service delivery.
The Master of Social Work offered by the WVU School of Social Work educates graduate students in advanced integrated social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and social administration. The focus of this education is to produce competent and effective practitioners committed to enhancing social well-being and quality of life with particular emphasis on vulnerable and oppressed populations in small towns and rural areas characteristic of the Appalachian region.
The Master of Software Engineering offered by the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering will provide you with the expertise to better understand the holistic design, development, and management processes of software applications and systems. You will learn how to identify and analyze user and client needs, while gaining the skills necessary to implement or create software-based solutions. Software Engineering is one of the most in-demand and fastest growing occupational fields in the country, with careers in any number of industries including technology, healthcare, automotive manufacturing, green energy, remote sensing, aeronautics and finance.
The Master of Science in Sport Coaching offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will prepare you to be a lifelong learner who can adapt to contemporary demands in the coaching profession. You will learn by applying the latest recommendations for best practice to your own coaching, and this program is perfect for individuals who have a coaching placement at the collegiate, scholastic, club or community level. The program is designed for success-oriented individuals who are motivated by career advancement, and graduates work as athletic trainers, in professional sport associations and organizations, and coaching athletes for improved sport performance.
The Master of Science in Sport Management offered by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is designed to prepare you to work behind-the-scenes of the sport industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. You will be equipped with skills including management and leadership, sport marketing and finance, critical thinking, and problem solving to create appropriate solutions and implementing positive outcomes in their sport organizations. By melding innovative courses with professional development, you will find jobs in the areas of sales, marketing, fan relations, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, community recreation and sport centers, and sport goods and marketing companies.