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Multidisciplinary Studies Degree B.MDS.

Jan. 10, 2022

Next Start Date

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Courses Required

$435

Cost Per Credit Hour

120

Total Credit Hours

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Awarded: Multidisciplinary Studies

Design Your Own Degree

The online Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree, offered through the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, gives you the flexibility to tailor a degree suited to your unique career needs. Instead of studying in one area, you will combine three minors to design your own degree. Your focus is up to you. Select minors from those offered by all the colleges at WVU and then blend them together into a course of study that will help you meet your goals. The program stresses breadth of knowledge and cross-disciplinary communication. The degree is unique to you and will allow you to develop the skills you need for the career you desire.

Online MDS students are required to have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and at least 58 transfer credit hours or WVU credit hours.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous


Start Date

January 10, 2022
May 16, 2022

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Program Details

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The online undergraduate Bachelors of Multidisciplinary Studies program, which is offered through Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, does not limit students to a course of study in one particular area. Students have the ability to tailor this degree to meet their individual career needs by choosing three minors instead of one major. By selecting three minors that work well together, students will obtain a breadth of knowledge from each subject area that can be used to market their unique skills. WVU has also partnered with several Community and Technical Colleges to make it easier to transfer in credits and finish the bachelor’s degree online. Upon graduation, students can attend graduate and professional school, pursue employment with government or corporate America, or even build their own business ventures. The B.MDS. degree requires 120 credit hours for completion, while offering students flexibility in both delivery and learning.

To be eligible for the in-state tuition rate, students must not have attended West Virginia University for one full academic year.

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Admission Requirements

Online MDS students are required to have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and at least 58 transfer credit hours or WVU credit hours.


Admissions

Application

Students can apply throughout the year, but the recommended deadlines are:

  • Fall Term - mid-July
  • Spring Term - mid-November
  • Summer Term - mid-April

Application Requirements

  • Apply with the online Undergraduate Application
  • Pay undergraduate application fee
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and send to:
    WVU Office of Admissions
    PO Box 6009
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Multidisciplinary Studies Degree B.MDS. requires 120 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $435.

Total Degree Cost

$52,200 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $435
3 $1,305
6 $2,610
9 $3,915

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.

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