Concord University Signs MOU with WVU to Create Pathway to Graduate School

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University’s Department of Fine Arts and the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University are working together to provide a pathway for undergraduate students at CU to complete a graduate online course their senior year, giving them a jump start on their master’s degree.

Students that are successfully admitted and complete an introductory course during their undergraduate studies will be offered automatic admission to the WVU marketing communications program they chose, will be provided with an application fee waiver, and will be allowed to take an additional elective course as part of the larger graduate curriculum to earn their master’s degree from WVU.

The Reed College of Media offers three master’s degree options: Master of Science in Data Marketing Communications, Master of Science in Digital Marketing Communications, and Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications. All courses are completely online and flexible, allowing students to learn where and when they can without any in person commitments.
Breanne Ford, enrollment coach for online graduate programs at WVU’s Reed College of Media, met with Concord students on October 25 to discuss the benefits of this collaboration and answer questions. William Bailey, instructor of media studies, is eager for what this memorandum of understanding means for CU students.

“We’re very excited about the new pathway agreement for our students. It’s a great opportunity for students that wish to continue on to graduate school, provided in an easy, seamless way. But it is also a great way for students that may be unsure about graduate school, to get a preview of what graduate studies would be like,”

William Bailey

Reed College of Media is providing five scholarship seats for Concord University students to cover the cost of this introductory course. For more information about the application process, contact William Bailey at or 304-384-5152.

Lindsey Byars
Concord University
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