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An online graduate degree is the perfect option for military personnel who are on the move and need to balance full-time service with education. WVU also has a special partnership with the Defense Information School that allows grads to transfer some credits into our M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications program so you can earn your master's degree completely online quicker and cheaper.

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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 veterans@mail.wvu.edu.

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 the 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.


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Course Schedule for DINFOS Cohort


The proposed plan above is only applicable for service members that enter the IMC program with two electives earned previously at DINFOS. Qualified military service members that have not earned DINFOS credits to transfer into the WVU IMC program will still be eligible to complete their IMC degree in the special DINFOS cohort. Upon admission, the advisor will work to develop a specific degree plan on a case-by-case basis that will enable you to complete the coursework with the prescribed cohort, as well as the additional degree requirements either during or after the cohort is concluded.

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Ryan, our enrollment specialist, is here to answer your questions and help you with the application process.

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Ian Carver

DINFOS IMC Alumnus Ian Carver

"I appreciate the program and one of my main factors for applying to the program was how it was in partnership with the Defense Information School where I attended my Navy A-School training."
Ian Carver (DINFOS 2010, IMC 2019)

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