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WVU's 10 Tips for Balancing Work, Family, and Graduate Studies

  October 12, 2017        0 Comments

“There are not enough hours in the day,” is probably what you keep thinking to yourself as you try to balance full-time employment, graduate school, and your family/personal life. While we cannot add hours to your full days, we can offer tips to help you stay sane and be as productive as possible.

Here are 10 tips for balancing work, grad school, and family.

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, WVU Admissions Resources

WVU Student Story: I got a Bachelor’s in Art History but Pursued a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications (and a Ph.D. in Human and Community Development!)

  October 05, 2017        0 Comments

You’re a freshman in college. You choose your major based on your current interests, but upon graduation, you realize that your pursuits have changed. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone!

West Virginia University understands that transitioning from one area of study to another can be difficult. That’s why we talked to Rickie Huffman, a WVU student who gave us some insight regarding her journey in switching fields of study. She explains how she ended up moving on to WVU’s Integrated...

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Topics: Student and Alumni Testimonials

Uncovering the Value of an Advanced Degree in the Health Sciences

  September 28, 2017        0 Comments

As the human population ages, the health care industry must strive to meet the demands of inevitable changes. Simply put, we will always have evolving health care needs, so in turn, we will always need professionals to care for and assess our health.

The health care industry is among the fastest growing — with the employment of health care occupations expected to grow about 19 percent between 2014 and 2024.

But in order to address the complexities of modern health science, it’s imperative...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs, Graduate School Resources

7 Master’s Degrees at WVU that Allow for an Unrelated Bachelor’s Degree

  September 21, 2017        2 Comments


So many college students do it — they enter their undergraduate studies with certain ideas of what they will major in. Then somewhere between freshman and sophomore year they have a “major-crisis,” end up switching majors one (or three times) before finding the perfect fit, and graduating with a degree they can’t wait to use in a career.

After those young professionals get out into the workforce, some find they want a change in career. Often the field they want to go into and the...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs

Understanding the Difference Between Graduate Programs in Computer Science and Computer Engineering

  September 14, 2017        0 Comments

At first glance, it is difficult to understand the difference between computer science and computer engineering. There is a great deal of overlap between the two fields. Both fields work with computer software and hardware, both require a working knowledge of advanced mathematical principles, and both necessitate creative problem-solving skills.  

However, there are some key differences between computer science and computer engineering. If you are looking to pursue a postgraduate degree in...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs, Graduate School Resources

Here’s Why Today’s Graduate Students are Tomorrow’s Thought Leaders

  September 07, 2017        0 Comments

Thought leaders are essential to disrupting industries. The old ways of performing tasks are fast becoming dated or unnecessary, and instead of aiming to update processes, thought leaders are completely changing the fields themselves.

These disruptors are experts in their fields who can make changes because they understand their industries. Ultimately, thought leaders across industries are innovators, creative thinkers, and open-minded changemakers.

Still, the question remains: How does a...

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, Industry Research & Advice

Understanding the 8 Master’s Degrees Offered at WVU’s School of Art & Design

  August 31, 2017        0 Comments

Interested in a career in the arts? But not sure what to do once you’ve graduated from college?

That’s totally okay.

Unlike other professions, artists rarely follow one common career trajectory, so it can be overwhelming to figure out which next step is right for you without some varied consideration.

Note: Visit our WVU Graduate Resource Library for a comprehensive list of resources for graduate degree-seeking students.

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs

7 Daily Activities That Will Help You Improve Your GRE Score

  August 24, 2017        0 Comments

If you’re thinking about going to graduate school, you’ve probably been wondering how to start studying for the Graduate Record Examination, otherwise known as the GRE.

Most graduate programs require that applicants take the GRE, a roughly four-hour test that resembles the structure of its college entry precursor, the SAT, with three sections that assess verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. But if you’re worried that your standardized test-taking abilities are rusty, don’t...

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, Standardized Test Prep

5 Graduate Degrees for Creative and Innovative Souls

  August 17, 2017        0 Comments

If you’re a recent college grad (or have a career but want a change) thinking about pursuing an advanced career in something creative, the likes of medical school, law school, and business school might not sound very appealing to you. But it turns out that you can easily pursue a graduate degree in an area outside of those vocations, and you’ve got a lot of options! West Virginia University has over 180 graduate degree programs, and several of these degrees are designed to satisfy the...

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Topics: WVU Graduate Programs

What You Don’t Know About Going to Graduate School in West Virginia

  August 10, 2017        0 Comments

Thinking about becoming a Mountaineer? I may be biased, but you can’t go wrong with West Virginia where you get unparalleled opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

You probably have a good idea of what it’s like to go to graduate school, but what exactly can you look forward to as a graduate student at WVU? I’m glad you asked. Let’s start at the beginning.

Did you know that West Virginia University is a land-grant university? President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act,...

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, WVU Admissions Resources


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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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