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Multidisciplinary StudiesMajor

Design your own plan of study by completing at least two College of Media minors plus one College of Media shared minor or a minor outside of the College.

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One of 115 programs accredited worldwide by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

Overview

What is Multidisciplinary Studies at WVU like?

Description

The Reed College of Media’s MDS major allows students with an interest in specific media careers the opportunity to build a customized course of study that aligns with their goals. Through hands-on courses, students will gain professional skills that are relevant to today’s – and tomorrow’s – media industry.

College of Media MDS majors complete at least two College of Media minors plus one College of Media shared minor or a minor outside of the College.

College of Media minors include:

  • Advertising
  • Entertainment Media
  • Event Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • Interactive Media Design (shared with the College of Creative Arts)
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Sport Communication (shared with the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences)
  • Strategic Social Media

All minors except for Interactive Media Design and Journalism can be completed entirely online. Even in the online minors, students still have the option of taking some courses on ground.

To be accepted into the College of Media MDS program, students must have at least 29 completed earned hours and a 2.5 overall GPA. Students with a GPA less than 2.5 but greater than or equal to 2.0 may be admitted into the program after completion of JRL 215 with a grade of C- or higher. To graduate, all College of Media majors must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.

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Cost and Aid

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Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2019-20 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $401
Per Semester $4,812
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,624
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,092
Per Semester $13,104
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,208
International
Per Credit $1,092
Per Semester $13,404
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,808
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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Multidisciplinary Studies at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Multidisciplinary Studies major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2020-21 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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