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Media Solutions and Innovation M.S.

Jan. 9, 2023

Next Start Date

10

Courses Required

$652

Cost Per Credit Hour

30

Total Credit Hours

Be Part of the Media Revolution

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 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.

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Learning Formats

Online Synchronous


Start Date

January 9, 2023

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Reed College of Media

Degree Awarded: Master of Science Media Solutions and Innovation

Program Details

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The Master of Science in Media Solutions and Innovation - Publishing Path degree is earned through the successful completion of 10 three-credit courses, totaling 30 credit hours required for graduation.

Students complete the program in a NewStart cohort, taking classes sequentially. Students will first complete an introductory course, followed by eight core courses taken in thematically-paired blocks of two. After completing their core courses, students will take the capstone course, which includes a hands-on research immersion into a news organization. The program’s capstone course synthesizes all students have learned into one comprehensive project — researching and creating a business plan and audience development strategy for a real-world media publication.

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Media Solutions and Innovation – Publishing Path program is based on a holistic, case-by-case analysis of the applicant’s WVU Graduate Application for Admission, academic record (undergraduate transcript), years of relevant professional experience (resume), and writing ability and intent ( personal statement).


Admissions

Admission to the Media Solutions and Innovation – Publishing Path program is based on a holistic, case-by-case analysis of the applicant’s WVU Graduate Application for Admission, academic record (undergraduate transcript), years of relevant professional experience (resume), and writing ability and intent (personal statement).

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Media Solutions and Innovation M.S. requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $652.

Total Degree Cost

$19,560 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $652
3 $1,956
6 $3,912
9 $5,868

Meet Dana Coester

Your personal admissions and enrollment coach

Email: Dana.Coester@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: (304) 293-6790

Dana Coester profile.

Dana Coester is a professor at the WVU Reed College of Media and creative director for the College’s Media Innovation Center. Coester also serves as editor in chief for the collaborative media outlet 100 Days in Appalachia.

Coester’s work has focused on technology and community media with special interests in audience building and new economic models for sustaining journalism. Her research and creative work has included experiments in immersive documentary storytelling, and she is currently producing a documentary film on being Muslim in Appalachia, and the film Raised by Wolves, a documentary on the risks to youth exposed to weaponized mis/disinformation in social media and online gaming. Coester also leads research on the platforms, processes and prevention of domestic extremism on and offline in the region. Coester earned her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.


Career Paths

The marketing communications industry is ever-evolving, which means new career opportunities arise all the time. Here are just a few examples of job titles for graduates of WVU’s M.S. in Digital Marketing Communications.

Chief Executives
Projected Growth: Stable

Editors
Projected Growth: Stable

General and Operations Managers
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Reporters and Correspondents
Projected Growth: Stable


Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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