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12 Graduate School Online Options for Working Career Changers

  June 13, 2019        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

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5 WVU Research Projects Addressing Today's Real-World Problems

  May 30, 2019        0 Comments

From humble beginnings, WVU has distinguished itself as a top academic institution. It’s classified as an R1 university – the highest research classification doctoral universities can receive by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. R1 institutions are at the forefront of research and innovation and receive federal or private funding specifically for their academic research.

Graduate programs and students make innovative contributions that impact their field and...

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10 Major Public Health Organizations Field Professionals Should Know About

  May 23, 2019        1 Comment

As a future leader in the field of public health, it’s crucial that you familiarize yourself with the major public health organizations that are impacting the public health landscape. The more familiar you are with these organizations, the more informed you’ll be of the current and emerging public health trends.

That said, let's dive into 10 of the major public health organizations so that you can

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Be a Change Maker: 6 Fields of Study that Make the World a Better Place

  April 04, 2019        0 Comments

Have you ever thought about how you could contribute to society? Going back to school and earning a graduate degree might be the answer to making the world a better place. 

West Virginia University is currently educating the next generation of world changers, and you are invited to be a part of this. Read on to discover several graduate programs that will help you change the world for the better.

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What Are Some Career Options for Former Athletes?

  March 28, 2019        0 Comments

Pursuing a professional athletic career can be rewarding, challenging, and lucrative. For those lucky enough to play sports as a profession, it is often a short-lived career due to injury or aging that limits competitiveness. 

For those wishing to pursue a career in sports management, coaching, teaching, athletic training, or exercise psychology, it’s important to realize that the sports industry is increasingly difficult to break into (and being a sports fanatic is not enough to land a...

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Make Real-World Impact: Earn Your Master of Social Work Degree

  March 14, 2019        0 Comments

Are you looking for a job that allows you to work in a variety of environments?

Are you passionate about having a meaningful career?

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of others?

The Master of Social Work at West Virginia University is dedicated to producing competent and effective professionals who are committed to enhancing social well-being and quality of life — with particular emphasis on vulnerable and oppressed populations in small towns and rural areas characteristic of...

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Making a Career Change to Landscape Architecture

  February 14, 2019        0 Comments

Do you have an appreciation for nature and a passion for working with your hands?

Do you find both art and science compelling?

Are you looking to make a career change

Landscape architecture is the design and planning profession that applies both art and science to achieve the best use of land. West Virginia University's Landscape Architecture program prepares students to become effective professionals and citizens. This is achieved by emphasizing a philosophy of responsibility and...

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US News Recognizes 5 of WVU's Graduate Programs in the 2019 Best Online Programs Rankings

  January 24, 2019        0 Comments

Online graduate business programs in Data Analytics, the Online MBA, and Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination at West Virginia University have been recognized in the top 50 of the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings, as has an online graduate Engineering program in Information Technology. Additionally, WVU’s online graduate program in Education was ranked in the top 100. The rankings were officially released on January 15 by U.S. News & World Report.

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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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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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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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