admissions

The final deadline to apply for the Early Fall (August) term is August 1.

Admissions Process – International Students

International students can apply to the program and can complete their course work anywhere in the world because the Data Marketing Communications (DMC) program is delivered completely online.

Student Visa

According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 visa students cannot pursue online degrees. Therefore, international students will not be able to receive an I-20 document from WVU to request an F-1 visa for the DMC online graduate program.

English Proficiency

Generally applicants whose first language is not English must submit adequate ( TOEFL) or ( IELTS) results before an application can be considered for admission to the WVU:

—TOEFL Internet-Based = 79
—TOEFL Computer-Based = 213
—TOEFL Paper-Based = 550
—IELTS = 6.5

Applicants who have received a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree in the United States, UK, Canada, NZ or Australia need not submit TOEFL/IELTS results. However, applicants having only a master’s degree from an accredited US college or university must still provide acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Questions? Contact Melanie Pitschke at Melanie.Pitschke@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-5685.


Required Application Materials

Materials from applicants are retained alphabetically, under the family name (last name or surname), as indicated by the applicant on the WVU Graduate Application for Admission. It is important that all forms, records, and correspondence use the same name and spelling. Materials often cannot be matched to application files when they arrive with different names.

Documents received by WVU, including original documents, become the property of WVU and cannot be returned to or copied for the applicant.

All application materials should be submitted together at the same time, if possible.

International student applications must include: 
  1. The  Online WVU Graduate Application for Admission
    ($60.00 nonrefundable application fee)

    Designate your Admission Type and Intended Program as one of the following choices:

    —“Masters” and “Data Marketing Communications (4935)”

    The primary delivery location/method is ONLINE. (F-1 visa students cannot pursue online degrees.)
  2. Personal Statement—submit as a part of the Online WVU Graduate Application for Admission

    Please detail in 300-500 words your interest in the DMC program. Be sure to describe why attending the DMC program will support your career objectives. Your personal statement is an opportunity to express motivation, enthusiasm and intent.
  3. Resume—submit as a part of the Online WVU Graduate Application for Admission

    Your resume illustrates relevant and professional experience.
  4. GRE or GMAT Scores—Destination code for GRE: 5904 and GMAT: C2S-FB-24Graduate exam scores help demonstrate academic capability and graduate level aptitude. Also, note your scores (or exam date) as a part of the Online WVU Graduate Application for Admission.

    The GRE/GMAT admission requirement may be waived if you meet one of the following qualifications:

    —Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher
    —Six or more years of marketing-related work experience
    —Earned a master’s degree or higher
  5. Official Academic Transcripts—a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required, prior to the start of the first WVU DMC online course. Academic transcripts can indicate academic achievement and capability.

    Official academic transcripts should be sent, via postal mail or electronic delivery, directly to:
    WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
    One Waterfront Place
    PO Box 6510
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
    Email:  GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu
    Phone: 304-293-2121

    Original or certified copies of all official academic records/transcripts in original language of issue (transcripts from U.S. institutions must be sent to WVU directly from the institutions). Unofficial photocopies are not acceptable.

    Applicants for graduate programs must submit records from all post-secondary education. In some cases, secondary-level education documents may be required from applicants to graduate programs.

    Original or certified copies of all academic certificates or diplomas in original language of issue.

    Official English translations of academic records/transcripts and certificates/diplomas.
  6. TOEFL or IELTS Scores
    West Virginia University requires international students to submit their TOEFL or IELTS scores directly to the central WVU Office of Admissions. Use destination code 5904 to have TOEFL scores sent.

    Generally applicants whose first language is not English must submit adequate (TOEFL) or (IELTS) results before an application can be considered for admission to the WVU:

    —TOEFL Internet-Based = 79
    —TOEFL Computer-Based = 213
    —TOEFL Paper-Based = 550
    —IELTS = 6.5
  7. Letters of Recommendation (optional)
    Letters of recommendation are preferred to be submitted as a part of the Online WVU graduate Application for Admission. Input the name and contact information of each recommendation provider in the “Recommendations – Recommendation Providers list” section.

Read our tips for submitting a successful application

Mailing Supporting Materials
Any supporting materials not submitted as a part of the WVU Online Graduate Application for Admission should be forwarded by mail or sent by Federal Express to:

Office of Admissions
West Virginia University
PO Box 6009
One Waterfront Place, Second Floor
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
USA
 

Questions? Contact Melanie Pitschke at Melanie.Pitschke@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-5685.