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Highlighting 7 WVU Research Achievements of 2018

  December 06, 2018        0 Comments

West Virginia University is proud to be one of the 115 R1 institutions in the nation. Only the best research universities in the country achieve this status, which means that WVU is recognized for its research-based graduate programs and its research achievements.

Let's dig a little deeper and examine several of WVU's 2018 research achievements. 

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs, Graduate Degrees in STEM

4 Research-Intensive Graduate Programs for Lovers of Data

  November 29, 2018        0 Comments

There are 115 institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education, and West Virginia University's research classification is described as fitting into the “highest research activity” classification for doctoral universities.

R1 institutions are engaged at the frontiers of knowledge discovery across the spectrum from the Creative Arts and Humanities to the Social Sciences to the Applied and Basic Sciences. These are the best research...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs, Graduate Degrees in STEM

7 Reasons Online Learning Could Be the Future of Graduate Education

  August 09, 2018        0 Comments

“I strongly believe that the future of higher education lies with online learning ... Jobs and family commitments make equal demands on [students'] time. Having the option of taking online classes and studying on their own time is critically important."-Tom Snyder, Huffington Post

In light of these progressive claims, there are factors to consider when choosing in what manner to pursue your advanced degree. Since the end result is the same — a diploma — which platform of learning is right...

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6 Online Graduate Degrees for Working Career Changers

  July 12, 2018        1 Comment

Did you know that in the last five years, 80 percent of workers in their 20s said they wanted to change careers, followed by 64 percent of 30-somethings, and 54 percent of professionals in their 40s?

Here at West Virginia University, we understand there are many reasons people want to change careers. And if you're one of the many working professionals trying to figure out how to best prepare yourself to switch careers, you may want to consider enrolling in graduate school online

Here are...

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Be an Agent of Social Change with These 4 Graduate Degrees

  May 31, 2018        0 Comments

We’re all familiar with Gandhi's inspirational and age-old quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

And if you’re someone who’s concerned with social or environmental well-being, you probably know how difficult it can be to feel as though you’re making a real difference.

Here at West Virginia University, we want to help you figure out how to make a real difference by matching you with a graduate degree in your specific area of interest.

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Topics: Industry Research & Advice, WVU Graduate Programs

Why I Made the Switch from Chemistry to Forensic & Investigative Science

  May 24, 2018        0 Comments

There are many reasons to switch fields of study. Maybe you're disillusioned with the current direction of your education or maybe you're finding out that your strengths and talents lie elsewhere.

Whatever your reason, you shouldn't be afraid of trying to align your current interests with your future career — even if it means pursuing an advanced degree that's different from your undergraduate degree.

In order to better demonstrate this idea, we chatted with Korina, a current WVU student...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs, Student and Alumni Testimonials

How Pursuing a Bachelor's and a Master's in Different Fields Helped Me to Challenge an Industry's Status Quo

  May 17, 2018        1 Comment

If I asked my 18-year-old self if she thought I would earn a master’s degree in Data Marketing Communications (DMC), she likely would have looked at me with a blank stare.

In 2010, the sales, marketing, and technology silos were just that, separate, and not always equal, departments of a business. But today, it is my belief that data-driven marketers are leading the charge in breaking-down these silos by bridging the gaps between departments and by creating a greater depth of opportunities.

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs, Student and Alumni Testimonials

10 Graduate Degrees at WVU for Career Changers

  May 10, 2018        0 Comments

The only constant that seems to define life as a post-graduate is change itself.

Interests, long-term goals, career aspirations — they are all up in the air. Your interests as a high school senior – when you chose your intended course of study and well, in many cases your career path for the foreseeable future – are often vastly different from the college senior that walks across the stage at graduation four years later.

But the good news is it’s never too late to chase your daydreams, and...

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Topics: Industry Research & Advice, WVU Graduate Programs

You Can Change Your Community (And the World) with a Graduate Degree in Sustainability

  May 03, 2018        0 Comments

Do you want a career that really focuses on economic, social, and environmental change?

Are you wondering if a graduate degree will actually prepare you to thrive in a purpose-driven career?

We understand that making the decision to get your master’s and choosing a graduate school can be challenging, but we want to help you make the best decision possible.

Keep reading for some insight into why the Admissions professionals at West Virginia University think a graduate degree based in...

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Topics: Industry Research & Advice, WVU Graduate Programs

What Can You Do With a Master of Social Work (Besides the Obvious)?

  April 19, 2018        0 Comments


Are you looking to competently and efficiently promote social well-being and quality of life in your community? 

West Virginia University's Master of Social Work is a graduate program designed for students who are interested in making a real difference in a variety of sectors — public and private, local and international.

The traditional careers that spring to mind when considering a MSW tend to be positions that focus on social policy or child welfare, however, this master’s degree...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs


About the Blog

Deciding what graduate school to attend can be daunting at times, and navigating the admissions process can be that much more difficult. We hope to make the journey from considering graduate school to enrolling in a graduate program easier by publishing content that will be helpful to you as you discern if, when, and where, to pursue your next degree.

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