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Steve Urbanski
Director of Graduate Studies
Reed College of Media
phone: 304-293-6797
fax: 304-293-3072

program contact

Steve Urbanski
Director of Graduate Studies
Reed College of Media
phone: 304-293-6797
fax: 304-293-3072

Program Details

Program Description

The Reed College of Media’s Master of Science in Journalism (MSJ) Program provides students with an advanced understanding of media disciplines, preparing them for careers in the industry or academia.

The 30-hour MSJ 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.

MSJ 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.”

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Supplemental Application:
  • Test Requirements: GRE
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

Supplemental Application:

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: February 1
  • Fall Deadline: May 15


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

In 2004, the Reed College of Media unanimously received full reaccreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The College is one of 107 in the nation with such a distinction.