Morgantown, WV

School Details

Founded as a land-grant college, West Virginia University is a public, four-year, research institution of higher education,located in the city of Morgantown, West Virginia. Almost as soon as West Virginia gained statehood in 1863, residents planned for a land-grant school. The Agricultural College of West Virginia was founded in 1867, and by 1868, the name was changed to West Virginia University. In 1889, the first ten women enrolled, in addition to two Japanese students. Though early programs focused on the sciences, humanities and social work studies were added by the 1930s. Throughout the school’s history, the student body has continued to diversify. The mission of West Virginia University states: “As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.”

West Virginia University offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs housed in the following colleges and schools:

  • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Creative Arts
  • School of Dentistry
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
  • WVU Institute of Technology
  • College of Law
  • Reed College of Media
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
  • School of Public Health
  • Potomac State College of WVU

WVU offers undergraduate and graduate distance learning opportunities through the WVU Online and Extended Campus. Programs vary from fully online to blended learning. Online graduate degrees include master’s and certificate programs.

Accreditation & Licensing

West Virginia University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Graduate Certificate in Creative Strategy Graduate Certificate in Digital & Social Media Master of Arts in Music Industry Master of Science in Media Solutions & Innovation


Associate of Arts in Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Business Administration / General Business Bachelor of Science in Business Administration / Hospitality & Tourism Management Bachelor of Science in Business Administration / Marketing Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications Doctor of Business Administration / Accounting Graduate Certificate in Data Marketing Communications Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate Certificate in Leadership Graduate Certificate in Public Relations Leadership Master of Arts in Communication Studies Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Business Data Analytics Master of Science in Data Marketing Communications Master of Science in Digital Marketing Communications Master of Science in Economics Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication Master of Science in Sport Management

Computer Science & IT

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems & Spatial Analysis

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Master of Legal Studies


Bachelor of Science in Child Development & Family Studies Doctor of Education in Special Education Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Marketing Master of Arts in Advanced Elementary Education Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration Master of Arts in Instructional Design & Technology Master of Arts in Literacy Education Master of Arts in Special Education Master of Science in Physical Education Teacher Education Master of Science in Sport Coaching


Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering Master of Science in Safety Management Master of Science in Software Engineering


Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Communications

Math & Science

Graduate Certificate in Applied Biostatistics


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Practice Doctorate of Nursing Practice Master of Science in Nursing

Psychology & Human Services

Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Master of Social Work Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing