Skip to main content


"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, IMC Grad May 2019


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

Partner with DINFOS

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 over into our online master’s degree programs. This means you can earn an M.S. in either Integrated or Data Marketing Communications quicker and cheaper since you’ll be taking fewer courses.

Through the partnership, we are excited to offer their students the following benefits:

  • Application Fee Waiver
  • Preferential Admission

The IMC Program is currently implementing a process with the Office of the University Registrar to grant Independent Study credits for DINFOS courses. Those Independent Study credits may be used as substitute credit to waive elective requirements within the IMC program. The IMC program is currently accepting the following courses:

  • JIPAC - Joint Intermediate Public Affairs Course – 6 credits

Accepted as substitute for IMC 638: Public Affairs and IMC 621: Special Topics in IMC

  • CMC - Content Management Course – 3 credits

Accepted as substitute for IMC 621: Special Topics in IMC

  • AEJC – Advanced Electronic Journalism Course – 6 credits

Accepted as substitute for IMC 643: Digital Video Production and IMC 634: Digital Storytelling

This list is incomplete and we hope to offer more equivalencies for DINFOS courses in the future. If you have DINFOS courses that you would like to count towards your IMC Degree but are not listed here, please contact Alex Jarvis at 304-293-8683 or for more details.