Graduate Programs

Wesleyan’s graduate programs are designed for students who have just completed their undergraduate degree or are working adults balancing career and family priorities with graduate education goals.

Our graduate programs provide professional growth that can be completed at your own pace; options range from one-year intensive programs to one course per semester over a span of four to five years.

Master of Business Administration
  • Program Overview

    5-Year MBA Flyer

    The MBA degree has been described as the ultimate business credential, a passport to the ranks of upper management.

    Yet, market globalization, advances in technology, an emphasis on customer satisfaction, a multicultural workplace, and more rigorous standards of ethical behavior require managers at all levels to operate in an increasingly complex business environment. To meet this need, the Wesleyan MBA offers two MBA programs:

    A traditional MBA for those who have completed an undergraduate degree

    A continued undergraduate/graduate degree (5-year program)

    Along with five different concentrations:
    1. Health Care Administration
    2. Human Resource Management
    3. Nonprofit Management
    4. Customized Concentration
    5. Standard MBA

    Each program is an integrative, general management curriculum that prepares managers to think and lead at all levels of an organization. At its core, our broad-based curriculum strives to create organizational leaders with multiple skills, people who can analyze business problems from a variety of perspectives and exercise ethical judgments when finding solutions.

    Clearly, Wesleyan MBAs are well-trained in the functional areas of business: accounting, finance, management, and marketing. Still, it is the intersection of the functional areas that holds the answers to most business dilemmas.

    Thus, the Wesleyan MBA emphasizes cross-functional training and recognizes that the basic tools available to managers proceed from the behavioral sciences, economics, and quantitative analysis. The Wesleyan MBA also acknowledges that business education should be dynamic and continually evolving. Electives in “hot market” topics are offered each term.

    Wesleyan’s MBA is a 36-credit hour on-campus program that can be completed in two years full-time or three years part-time.

    Please contact Professor Kelly Sharp, Director, at (304) 473-8484 or email sharp.k@wvwc.edu for more information.

    Course descriptions and curriculum requirements can be found in our Graduate Catalog.

  • How to Apply

    Application for admission to the MBA program is invited from qualified applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, regardless of undergraduate major.  Applicants should complete the application form and return it to the Graduate Admissions Office, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 59 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201.  Applicants must have:

    1. Graduate Application
    2. A current resume showing relevant work or other experience
    3. Two completed recommendation forms or letters; preferably, one from an employer and one from a professor
    4. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
    5. For applicants with less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, an official report of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (score of at least 400 required for consideration)
    6. If you are a non-native English-speaking international student, you must also provide an official report of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    The MBA Admission Committee reviews application on an ongoing basis; there are no set application deadlines. However, we recommend that you allow at least two weeks for application processing and review.

    Although Wesleyan’s MBA program is designed for students committed to developing advanced business skills, regardless of their undergraduate major, all students are required to have a basic knowledge of business. For those without an academic background in business, there are two required MBA-level pre-requisite courses:

    MBA Fundamentals; MBA Essentials:
    *Finance *Accounting
    *Marketing *Management
    *Microeconomics *Statistics

    For MBA Program inquiries, contact:
    Kelly Sharp, Director
    MBA Program
    West Virginia Wesleyan College
    304.473.8484
    sharp.k@wvwc.edu 

  • Tuition & Fees

    All tuition, fees and other charges are established by the College and are subject to change without prior notice. The current schedule of tuition and fees is as follows:

    Cost Total Needed Total
    Tuition (per credit) $450 36 $16,200
    Graduation Fee $150 1 $150
    Grand total $16,350

    Financial Aid

    Various financial aid opportunities are available including interest-free loan deferrals, Federal Student Loan Programs and other loan opportunities. Additionally, many employers provide full or partial tuition reimbursement to their employees who participate in the Program. For financial aid purposes, students may be considered full-time when taking 6 or more graduate credit hours per session. For further information contact the Wesleyan Financial Aid Office at (304) 473-8080.

Master of Athletic Training (MAT)
  • Program Overview

     

    The Master of Athletic Training program provides students with theoretical knowledge and understanding of the profession of athletic training. The program blends classroom instruction and structured clinical experiences through a process that results in students gaining eligibility to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination upon graduation from Wesleyan. Students who graduate from the program and subsequently pass the national certification exam will be qualified to be employed as athletic trainers in secondary schools, in colleges and universities, for professional athletic teams, in sports medicine clinics, or in industrial preventive medicine clinics.

    MAT Student Handbook

  • Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

    Mission Statement

     The mission of the MAT program is to prepare the athletic training student to sit for the BOC national certification examination as per CAATE and BOC guidelines and requirements through evidence based didactic and clinical education. Through incorporating analytical problem-solving abilities, graduates will develop competency and proficiency in all five practice domains of athletic training:

    1. Injury/illness prevention and wellness promotion
    2. Examination, assessment, and diagnosis
    3. Immediate and emergency care
    4. Therapeutic intervention
    5. Healthcare administration and professional responsibility

    Program Goals & Outcomes

    Upon completion of the WVWC Professional MAT program, the graduate will:

    1. Possess the necessary skills in cognitive, behavioral and clinical skills for successful practice as a health care practitioner.
    2. Demonstrate professional communication skills as a competent health care provider to effectively communicate within all aspects of patient care.
    3. Develop competent, ethical health care practitioners that practice evidence-based medicine, participate in interprofessional education and demonstrate collaborative practice with other health professions.
    4. Develop students that are active in professional citizenship and promote involvement with athletic training organizations and the community through service and leadership.
    5. The MAT program will prepare students to pass the BOC examination and become credentialed, certified athletic training professionals. Seventy percent or higher will pass this exam on the first attempt.

    Outcomes:

    1. Students will be able to apply clinical reasoning skills throughout the physical examination process, and will assimilate the acquired data in order to select the appropriate assessment tests, formulate a differential diagnosis, and determine an appropriate treatment plan or referral to other health care professionals.
    2. Students will develop effective, professional health care provider written and oral communication skills.
    3. Students and graduates will demonstrate proficiency within the domains of athletic training, encompassing the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to become a credentialed health care provider.
    4. The student will gain experience working with diverse populations which includes but limited to: sex, race, age, disabilities/abnormalities, and socioeconomic status.

     

     

  • Tuition and Fees

    All tuition, fees and other charges are established by the College and are subject to change without prior notice. The current schedule of tuition and fees is as follows:

    Cost Total Needed Total
    Tuition (per credit) $450 49 $22,050
    Graduation Fee $150 1 $150
    Grand total $22,200

    Additional fees associated with the MAT program are:

    • Uniform and supplies requirements at official entrance to program $160-$200
    • ATrack Subscription (Annual or Lifetime) $45-$90
    • CPR Certification, biannually $20-$35
    • *Transportation to/from off-site clinical and class placements, annually $25-$150 • Membership to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, annually $78-$115
    • BOC preparatory exams and/or workshops, final year in program $155-$225

    *Students in the program are required to provide their own transportation to off campus clinical and class placements. Students may also incur additional expenses with their certain off campus clinical sites; such expenses could include but are not limited to, housing, transportation, or board.

    Financial Aid

    Various financial aid opportunities are available including interest-free loan deferrals, Federal Student Loan Programs and other loan opportunities. Additionally, many employers provide full or partial tuition reimbursement to their employees who participate in the Program. For financial aid purposes, students may be considered full-time when taking 6 or more graduate credit hours per session. For further information contact the Wesleyan Financial Aid Office at (304) 473-8080.

  • Application Requirements

    To learn more about application requirements, view or download the application packet. MAT Application Packet

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)
  • Program Overview

    West Virginia Wesleyan College offers the Athletic Training Master of Science degree to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and understanding of the profession of athletic training beyond that of the entry level program and to enhance the quality of health care services for the physically active through the development of advanced clinicians.

    The program is a 12-month, 36 credit hour curriculum that blends classroom instruction and real clinical, practical experiences. Each fall and spring semester includes a clinical practicum in which graduate students will be placed in various clinical placements (college athletics, high school athletics, junior high athletics, etc.). Students will be required to complete a thesis or research project to fulfill degree requirements. This master’s degree is designed for time efficiency so that graduates from any CAATE accredited curriculum can obtain an advanced degree in one calendar year. In addition, graduates can earn nationally recognized certifications as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT-B) through an optional course.

    Graduates, who complete Wesleyan’s Master of Science in Athletic Training and hold the ATC (Certified Athletic Training) credential, will be qualified to be employed as athletic trainers in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional athletic teams, sports medicine clinics, physician’s offices or in industrial preventive medicine clinics.

     

  • Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

    The mission of the MSAT is to:

    1. Prepare the student with an experience throughout the program to better engage and serve a diverse population.
    2. Encourage the development of the student’s communication skills, both verbal and written utilizing a variety of courses throughout the program.
    3. Foster the development of the students’ critical thinking skills through emphasis on problem- based didactic and clinical experiences.
    4. Provide the student with a wide range of traditional and emerging healthcare provider skills.
  • Tuition & Fees

    All tuition, fees and other charges are established by the College and are subject to change without prior notice. The current schedule of tuition and fees is as follows:

    Cost Total Needed Total
    Tuition (per credit) $450 36 $16,200
    Graduation Fee $150 1 $150
    Grand total $16,350

    Financial Aid

    Various financial aid opportunities are available including interest-free loan deferrals, Federal Student Loan Programs and other loan opportunities. Additionally, many employers provide full or partial tuition reimbursement to their employees who participate in the Program. For financial aid purposes, students may be considered full-time when taking 6 or more graduate credit hours per session. For further information contact the Wesleyan Financial Aid Office at (304) 473-8080.

School of Nursing Graduate Programs

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s School of Nursing prepares graduates to be tomorrow’s nurse leaders. We offer the following Graduate Programs:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Specialties
  • Post Graduate APRN
  • BSN to DNP-Nursing Leadership
  • MSN to DNP-Nursing Leadership
  • BSN to DNP-Advanced Practice
  • MSN to DNP-Advanced Practice
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

West Virginia Wesleyan’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts program offers writers the opportunity to study fiction, nonfiction or poetry with accomplished and dedicated mentors in an intimate, student-centered environment.

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