The Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) in Education and Human Services degree program is designed to provide undergraduates with a broad understanding of their chosen education and human service areas, and a set of skills to help them become employable after graduation. Students may choose to create a degree for a specific discipline or career, however this program does not confer any professional certification or licensure.
MDS for graduate work in specific disciplines:
- human development and family sciences
- special education
MDS for specific career opportunities:
- perinatal educator
- youth worker
- child/family advocate
- early childhood intervention specialist
- residential counselor
MDS is Comprised of Three Minors
Two minors must be from within the College of Education and Human Services, and the third minor may be taken in this college or from another college or school, but it should be selected to complement those minors.
Current minors offered by CEHS (choose two):
- Addiction Studies
- Child Development and Family Studies*
- Disability Studies+
- Early Intervention
- Family and Youth*
- Human Services
- Infants and Toddlers*
- Special Education
- Communication Sciences
- Communication Disorders
*Students are not permitted to complete all three of these minors.
+Students may not complete both the minor in Disability Studies and the undergraduate certificate in Disability Studies. Admissions RequirementsView MDS in the WVU Academic Catalog
Admission to the MDS program in Education and Human Services is approved for several groups of students:
- Incoming freshmen who meet the high school GPA and test score criteria for residents or non-residents for regular admission to WVU.
- Transfer students from another college or university upon regular admission to WVU, if they have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.0.
- Transfer students from another school or college within WVU, if they have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.0.
- Transfer students from within the College of Education and Human Services, if they have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.0.
Once students are admitted to the MDS program, they will be assigned an advisor who will work with them to declare their three minors and plan a program of study.