The WVU Reed College of Media has an established partnership with the Defense Information
School that enables DINFOS alumni to transfer select credits earned in their Department
of Defense training into our Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications
About the DINFOS IMC Cohort
DINFOS alumni who enter the IMC program with qualified transfer credits from their
DINFOS training can follow a prescribed cohort schedule as outlined below with
a goal of graduating in as little as one year. Don't worry, if your bandwidth
changes in response to world events, we can adjust your schedule or pause classes. Select courses in the sequence will be taught
by instructors with military and/or Department of Defense public affairs experience
to ensure relevance for students in this dedicated cohort.
DINFOS IMC cohorts begin each spring (January), summer (May) and fall (August). If you are interested in learning more about
the DINFOS IMC cohort and future offerings of this special cohort, please submit
DINFOS Inquiry Form.
Please note that there are a limited number of seats available and priority will
be given to early applicants. Once we reach capacity on a cohort, accepted applicants
will be offered a seat in a future cohort.
Special Military Rate through the DINFOS Partnership
The West Virginia University Reed College of Media offers a discounted rate of $250
per credit hour for active duty military personnel and veterans,
a 70% discount! Depending on your specific DINFOS training, up to the
equivalent of two courses may be transferred in to the IMC program, bringing your
8-course IMC master of science degree cost to $6,000.
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 tuition and fees. For questions about
your eligibility, please contact the
WVU Veterans office at
Members of the DINFOS community are encouraged to attend the in-person
Integrate conference. These events enable current and future DINFOS IMC students
to meet their classmates, many of their instructors and other industry professionals,
as well as experience WVU’s campus.
Start the Application Process