Yellow Ribbon Program Participant
The WVU IMC graduate program is proud to participate in the
Yellow Ribbon Program, and encourages eligible graduate students to take advantage
of the available veteran educational benefits. Those receiving the maximum benefit
from the Post 9/11 GI Bill may receive additional funding to cover the difference
between in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees. For questions about your eligibility
please contact the WVU Veterans office at 304-293-8262 or
DINFOS + WVU
The Defense Information School and the West Virginia University Reed College of Media
work together to allow some credits you earn through DINFOS to transfer into our
online master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. That means you earn
your degree quicker and cheaper since you’ll be taking fewer courses.
The inaugural DINFOS IMC cohort began in May 2021. If
you are interested in future offerings of this special cohort, submit
DINFOS Inquiry Form.
About the DINFOS IMC Cohort
Students who enter the IMC program with qualified DINFOS transfer credits will follow
a prescribed cohort schedule as outlined below with a goal of graduating in one year. Select courses will be taught
by instructors with military and/or Department of Defense public affairs experience
to ensure relevance for students in this cohort.
Discounted Military Rate
The West Virginia University Reed College of Media offers a discounted rate of $250
per credit hour for active duty military personnel,
a 70% discount! Assuming you have DINFOS credits equivalent to two courses
that will transfer to the IMC program, your 8-course IMC master of science degree
will cost $6,000.
In-Person Opportunities (Post-COVID)
Current travel restrictions due to COVID-19 have required all engagement activities
to be moved to online delivery. However, we plan to offer in-person learning opportunities
either on WVU's campus or at DINFOS once we are able to do so safely. An expected
future option will be attending our in-person
Integrate conference, which will enable DINFOS IMC students to meet their classmates,
many of their instructors and other industry professionals, as well as experience
WVU’s campus. Special events may also be coordinated with the WVU Veteran's Office.
Given the close proximity to Fort Meade, MD, future in-person events held at DINFOS
may also provide a way for students to engage more personally with WVU during their
IMC graduate learning experience.
Start the Application Process