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The West Virginia University Reed College of Media is currently one of only 115 journalism/communication programs accredited worldwide by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The College is also one of only 39 programs internationally to earn the Certification in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America. To learn more about the public relations certification read

Accreditation site visits for ACEJMC occur every six years; our last visit was held in October 2015. Accreditation is a voluntary activity that helps ensure quality educational curricula, facilities, faculty, student services, technology and more. To learn about the ACEJMC accreditation process and why it matters, go to

During the site visit for Certification for Education in Public Relations, reviewers observed several PR classes; had individual meetings with PR faculty members and Dean Maryanne Reed; spoke with College of Media advising and career support staff; toured College facilities; interviewed current students, alumni and internship employers; and conducted a Q&A session during a PRSSA meeting. To learn more about the CEPR site visit, read the press release.


The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) requires that, irrespective of their particular specialization, all graduates should be aware of certain core values and competencies and be able to:

Units requesting evaluation of a graduate program must also demonstrate how their master’s graduates attain this additional core competency: