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Accountancy

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MAcc program prepares students to meet challenges they face in launching a career in public accounting. The structured educational experience of a graduate program broadens and deepens the student's knowledge and skills.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Assurance
  • Tax
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Accounting

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting is designed to prepare qualified individuals for a career in scholarly accounting research and teaching at the university level.

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Acting

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Fine Arts in Acting at WVU is an intensive three-year course of study.

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Advanced Elementary Education

Master's / Online

We recognize that many educators have full work schedules, significant family commitments or live in remote locations that make travel to traditional course locations both difficult and impractical. In response to these needs, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies offers the following online master’s degree programs in education: Elementary Education and Secondary Education.

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Aerospace Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MSAE program gives students greater knowledge of aerospace engineering while conducting research to advance the field.

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Aerospace Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD program is designed to give students competence at the highest level in aerospace engineering. A PhD is a research-based degree, and students are required to research, complete and successfully defend a dissertation in a subject of his/her choosing.

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Agricultural and Extension Education

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The agricultural and extension education faculty offers master’s programs for those desiring advanced study in teaching agriculture in public schools, communications and leadership, extension education or environmental technology.

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Agricultural and Extension Education

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The objective of this program is to provide doctoral students the opportunity to study and conduct research with faculty in areas of excellence in the Division of Resource Management.

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Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MS in Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree that offers advanced study in all areas of agriculture, forestry and consumer sciences.

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Agronomy

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Division of Plant and Soil Sciences has programs at both the master’s and doctoral level to offer to prospective graduate students. Currently at the master’s level there are six graduate programs. If you are interested in a master’s degree you would enroll in the MS in Agronomy.

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Animal and Food Sciences

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

Students entering this program may select research and classes to emphasize areas of interest appropriate to the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences. Areas include agricultural biochemistry, animal nutrition, animal physiology, and human nutrition and food sciences.

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Animal Physiology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Science in animal and nutritional sciences in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design allows maximum flexibility in courses and research problems.

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Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Science program in plant and soil sciences provides students with a background in a specialized discipline, which enables them to enter professional careers or doctoral programs.

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Art Education

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Arts degree in Art Education accommodates the seasoned art teacher as well as the inexperienced pre-professional student who is seeking advanced knowledge and/or training in the field of Art Education. Students interested in West Virginia PK-12 Visual Art certification may seek an MA plus certification.

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Art History

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The graduate program in art history offers a two-year MA degree emphasizing independent exploration and interdisciplinary research.

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Biology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Department of Biology offers graduate courses and research that lead to MS and PhD degrees in the areas of ecology, bioinformatics, genetics, genomics and evolutionary biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, neurobiology, behavior and physiology, plant sciences, cell and developmental biology, biology education and forensic biology.

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Biomedical Sciences

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MS degree in the Biomedical Sciences is also designed for transition to the biomedical PhD program as the didactic curriculum is similar for both the MS and PhD degrees.

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Biostatistics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MS program trains students to understand and apply statistical methodology for data modeling and analysis as it arises in research in the health sciences.

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Biostatistics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

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Business Administration MBA

Master's / Online

Maintain momentum in your career while pursuing your MBA degree, online, as an executive.

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Business Cybersecurity Management

Master's / Online

The Business Cybersecurity Management program is a 12-month, flexible, online hybrid program.

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Business Data Analytics

Master's / Online

WVU's Business Data Analytics program is a 12-month online program. Our online flexibility encourages students to simultaneously learn valuable business analysis skills, apply concepts in a real-world setting and experience improved results in an accelerated learning cycle.

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Ceramics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

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Chemical Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The master's in Chemical Engineering program is built on advanced chemical engineering fundamentals. Students will conduct applicable research in areas such as biomedical, bioengineering, catalysis, coal conversion, energy, fuels, materials, polymer processing, systems control and dynamic simulation.

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Chemical Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

At WVU, we provide a wide range of research and educational opportunities for graduate study. Our smaller student population allows us to offer highly personalized education and allows advisers to spend more time with students. A significant portion of our research is funded by industry.

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Civil Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Opportunities abound within the master's tracks for a research experience that provides a chance for a student to tackle an engineering problem individually.

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Civil Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

Opportunities abound within the doctoral track for a research experience that provides a chance for a student to tackle an engineering problem individually.

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Clinical and Translational Science

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MS degree expands upon Certificate coursework in biostatistics and epidemiology to provide mentored, research training with required and elective courses, the latter to complement research needs and interests.

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Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Master's / Online

The clinical rehabilitation and mental health counselor education program offers a curriculum at the master’s degree level. All students complete coursework related to rehabilitation, mental health and disability issues as well as coursework in counseling and resource management.

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Coaching and Sport Education

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MS in Sport Coaching focuses on the long-term athlete development model as a basic framework. Students acquire a solid foundation in the science of coaching with multiple and varied practical experiences, through applied labs, volunteering and a formal internship.

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Coaching and Teaching Studies

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD program targets the development of a focused line of research that addresses contemporary challenges and issues in the field.

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Coaching and Teaching Studies

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

The EdD program prepares scientist-practitioners for careers as educators and leaders in a range of physical education, physical activity and sport contexts including colleges/universities, public schools, professional associations/agencies, non-profit groups and community-based organizations.

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Collaborative Piano

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano provides students wishing to specialize in piano accompaniment an opportunity to study and achieve an advanced degree in this highly demanding and lucrative professional field.

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Collaborative Piano

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

By providing a rigorous course of study along with mentored research and teaching experiences, the PhD program is designed to enable students to become high-quality researchers and academics, serving effectively as leaders in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.

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Communication Studies (Corporate and Organizational Communication) (Online)

Master's / Online

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Composition

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The degree of Master of Music may be taken in performance, music education, composition, music theory or music history. At WVU we have created a unique environment where our students can work with a faculty consisting of internationally known performers, pedagogues and scholars.

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Composition

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

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Computer Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Computer Science and Information Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

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Computer Science

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering offers graduate programs aimed at preparing students for both professional and research careers. The department offers MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering that prepare students for careers in design and technical leadership.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Cybersecurity
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Computer Science

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Computer Science and Information Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

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Conducting

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The WVU School of Music has a unique environment where our students can work with a faculty consisting of internationally known performers, pedagogues and scholars.

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Conducting

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

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Costume Design and Technology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Study in the area of costume design takes the student through an introduction to the elements of design, drawing and costume history. The course of study then moves toward an intensive application of designing the character in the world of the play through course work, practical design and construction.

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Counseling

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Arts program in Counseling offers two areas of concentration. The program prepares counselors to work in either clinical mental health counseling or school counseling.

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Creative Writing

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Fine Arts is the terminal degree in creative writing. MFA students at WVU study within a three-year academic/studio program that combines an apprenticeship to the craft with more traditionally academic elements.

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Data Marketing Communications

Master's / Online

The Master of Science in Data Marketing Communications (DMC) program blends the art and science of marketing communications.

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Dental Hygiene

Master's / Morgantown Campus

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Dentistry

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

The WVU School of Dentistry has an excellent reputation as the state's only dental school. Over 80% of West Virginia dentists are graduates of our program. Many of the faculty and graduates are recognized leaders in dental education and organized dentistry.

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Design and Merchandising

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MS in Design and Merchandising focuses on research addressing design interaction and inclusive design; environmental sustainability; applications of new materials and technologies; new forms and new product design; and new developments in the history of design criticism and curation.

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Early Childhood Education

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The College of Education and Human Services’ graduate programs have been ranked among some of the best in the country.

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Economics

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The College offers the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with specializations in health economics, international economics, monetary economics, public economics, regional and urban economics and resource economics.

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Education

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program provides a rigorous course of study along with mentored research and teaching experiences to enable students to achieve core educational objectives as scholars in four specialization areas.

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Educational Leadership

Master's / Morgantown Campus

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Educational Psychology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Educational Psychology program offers opportunities for graduate study and research leading to the master of arts (MA) degree. Professional preparation focuses on learning, development, instruction and research.

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Educational Psychology

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

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Electrical Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering offers graduate programs aimed at preparing students for both professional and research careers. The department offers MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering that prepare students for careers in design and technical leadership.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Cybersecurity
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Electrical Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Computer Science and Information Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

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Elementary Education

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies, Social and Cultural Foundations, Educational Leadership Studies offers opportunities for graduate study, teacher certification and research leading to a master's degree with initial certification.

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Endodontics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The program requires a minimum of 30 months of full-time residency in the School of Dentistry and is designed to qualify dentists for careers in endodontic clinical practice, teaching and research.

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Energy Law and Sustainable Development

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The goal of the JD/LLM in Energy and Sustainable Development Law is to give our law students added expertise in a dynamic and vital legal field. The JD/LLM is a fast-track program that can be completed in 3-1/2 years instead of the traditional four years (which also means saving a semester's tuition).

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Energy Systems Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Science in Energy Systems Engineering is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in engineering or a closely related STEM discipline.

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Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

With more than 170 faculty members in 16 different engineering/computer science disciplines from which to choose, our 700 graduate-level students are gaining cross-disciplinary research experience working with peers from a wide range of disciplines across the University, around the world and in both the public and private sectors.

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English

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The master’s program is designed for students who have shown an aptitude for sustained literary study and who now wish to pursue a more intensive and extensive training.

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Entomology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The objective of the MS in plant and soil sciences is to provide students the opportunity to take courses and conduct original, master’s-level research in their areas of specialization.

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Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Division of Plant and Soil Sciences has programs at both the master’s and doctoral level to offer to prospective graduate students. Currently at the master’s level there are six graduate programs. If you are interested in a master’s degree you would enroll in the MS in Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences.

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Epidemiology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is designed for those who wish to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for epidemiologic practice and research. This degree will be appropriate for persons interested in a career studying the relationship of risk factors to a variety of disease, injury and other health-related states.

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Exercise Physiology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

This two-year program has two tracks. Clinical track students take course work, obtain experience in various medical settings and work with populations with varied health problems. The thesis track is designed for students who want an intensive research training experience to prepare for further training in a PhD, MD or similar postgraduate program.

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Finance

Master's / Morgantown Campus

WVU is a CFA Institute Partner School through the MS Finance program. Graduates are prepared to sit for examination for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and graduates boast a high pass rate on all three testing levels.

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Finance

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The program is designed to be completed in four or five years, depending on the student's background, interests and dissertation progress. The program of study requires the satisfactory completion of coursework plus dissertation research.

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Forensic and Fraud Examination

Master's / Online

Hallmarks of our program include exposure to practicing professionals and experiential learning. Students have extensive exposure to world-class practicing experts, in addition to our superior full-time faculty.

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Forensic and Investigative Science

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Department of Forensic and Investigative Sciences offers graduate studies leading to a Master of Science degree. The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) accredited degree program is rigorous, quantitative and science-based.

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Forest Resource Science

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

A student seeking admission to work toward the PhD in Forest Resources Science may choose as the major field of study forest science, wood science or wildlife and fisheries management. Within these major fields of study, specialization is limited only by the range of competencies in the graduate faculty.

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Forestry

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Forest Resources Management program is dedicated to developing the next generation of forest managers in the Appalachian hardwood region. This program offers two advanced degree programs including a Master of Science in Forest Resources Management and a PhD in forest resources.

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Genetics and Developmental Biology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Science in Genetics and Developmental Biology is an interdisciplinary program involving the faculty and facilities of a number of departments in the various colleges and schools of WVU. Students may major in Genetics or in Developmental Biology.

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Genetics and Developmental Biology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The MS and PhD degrees are offered in genetics and developmental biology, an interdisciplinary program involving the faculty and facilities of a number of departments in the various colleges and schools of the University. A student may concentrate in genetics or developmental biology.

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Geography

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MA program offers both a thesis and a project track. The thesis is an in-depth research investigation, whereas the project is a structured, one-semester activity.

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Geology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

WVU offers MS and PhD degrees in both Geology and Geography.

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Graphic Design

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

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Health Policy

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MPH degree in Health Policy is designed for students with a keen interest in using population-based approaches to understand and improve the health status of large groups within society.

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Health Sciences

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MS program in the Health Sciences emphasizes enhancing knowledge in the biomedical and public health disciplines to increase the student’s competitiveness for admission to professional or graduate programs and/or to augment the student’s career potential.

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Health Services and Outcomes Research

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD program in Health Services and Outcomes Research emphasizes population-based, health services delivery, outcomes and policy research.

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Higher Education

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

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Higher Education Administration

Master's / Online

This 30 credit hour online program can be completed within two to eight years either as a part-time or full-time student and from any geographic location. Working with an advisor, students complete a program of study that includes a capstone experience.

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Higher Education Administration

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

The EdD in Higher Education Administration is designed to prepare graduates for positions in higher education administration, faculty and research and policy.

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Higher Education Curriculum and Teaching

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Students earn a Master of Arts degree in Education with a major in Higher Education Curriculum and Teaching. This program provides knowledge and skills in curriculum development, teaching strategies, education psychology and a general background in higher education.

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History

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The graduate History program includes about 80-90 students and 23 faculty. Most students concentrate in U.S. history or Appalachian history, but students may choose to work in other areas supported by the faculty, especially European, African and Latin American history.

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Horticulture

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Horticulture is the science of the production, processing and marketing of fruit, vegetable, greenhouse and landscape crops. Students in the Horticulture program study the physiology, culture, harvest, quality control, sales and utilization of horticultural crops.

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Human and Community Development

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The objective of this program is to provide doctoral students the opportunity to study and conduct research with faculty in areas of excellence in the Division of Resource Management, in particular, and in other divisions in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, in general.

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Industrial Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Each PhD student will develop a program with a major in industrial engineering, or occupational safety and health, designed to meet his/her needs and objectives in consultation with an adviser and the advisory and examining committee.

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Industrial Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

Each PhD student will develop a program with a major in industrial engineering, or occupational safety and health, designed to meet his/her needs and objectives in consultation with an adviser and the advisory and examining committee.

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Industrial Hygiene

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Industrial Hygiene program is designed for students with undergraduate training in the areas of engineering, chemistry, biology, medical sciences, animal sciences or the physical sciences who have an interest in occupational and environmental health and safety.

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Industrial Relations

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Ours is one of the earliest human resources programs established in the U.S. and is among a very limited number of human resources/industrial relations full-time day programs in the country.

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Instructional Design and Technology

Master's / Online

The Master of Arts program in Instructional Design and Technology is a 100% online program designed for the individual who wants to apply cutting-edge instructional technologies and sound design strategies in any learning setting, including public schools, higher education and corporate and nonprofit institutions.

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Instructional Design and Technology

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

Major features of the program include course preparation in educational psychology and research methods. Three areas of competencies are featured: interconnectivity, instructional design and software and multimedia design and deployment.

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Integrated Marketing Communications

Master's / Online

The Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) master’s program is offered exclusively online, and no classroom attendance is required. This enables students to earn their degrees in this fast-growing field from anywhere in the world.

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Intermedia and Photography

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

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Jazz Pedagogy

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The program is designed to prepare students for independent jazz teaching, public school teaching, college or university studio or group teaching, ensemble coaching and the teaching of jazz improvisation and pedagogy at the college of university level.

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Journalism

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Reed College of Media’s Master of Science in Journalism program provides students with an advanced understanding of media disciplines, preparing them for careers in the industry or academia.

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Landscape Architecture

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Landscape architecture is the design and planning profession that applies both art and science to achieve the best use of land. Landscape architects design the setting for a variety of land uses ranging from residential to industrial development while providing stewardship for the natural environment.

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Law

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

The WVU College of Law provides students a unique opportunity to attend a small public law school within a nationally recognized research university.

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Learning Sciences and Human Development

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

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Legal Studies

Master's / Online

The Master of Legal Studies program (part of the Division of Public Administration) is designed to build greater public understanding of law and the legal system, to provide graduates with the ability to apply knowledge and skill gained to performing their jobs more effectively and/or pursue further career opportunities and to provide private and public sector organizations the benefit of enhanced expertise of their employees.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Healthcare
  • Homeland Security
  • Justice System
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Lighting Design and Technology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MFA Lighting program emphasizes a hands-on learning environment. Students get an immersive lighting experience from production electricians, to designers, to moving light technicians and lighting console programmers.

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Linguistics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

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Literacy Education

Master's / Online

The Master of Arts in Literacy Education (formerly MA in Reading) is a professional graduate program leading to PreK-adult reading specialist certification in West Virginia.

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Management

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Management PhD program is a small, high quality, full-time, residential program designed to prepare qualified individuals for careers in scholarly research and teaching at the university level.

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Marketing

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

This is a full-time, residential program that seeks to prepare students to contribute to the marketing discipline though the discovery, development and dissemination of knowledge.

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Master of Business Administration / MBA

Master's / Morgantown Campus

WVU’s 14-month accelerated full-time MBA program was ranked among the Top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is ideal for someone seeking to enhance job opportunities or change careers.

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Material Science and Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Materials Science and Engineering is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in engineering or a closely related STEM discipline.

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Material Science and Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

Materials science and engineering is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in engineering or a closely related STEM discipline.

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Mathematics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The master's degree program is built around four options emphasizing different aspects of pure and applied mathematics, and mathematics useful for secondary educators. These options require a program of 10 to 11 suitable courses.

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Mechanical Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MS in Mechanical Engineering program builds the knowledge and skills of by combining both research and academic coursework.

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Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD program is designed to give students competence at the highest level in mechanical engineering. A PhD is a research-based degree and students are required to research, complete and successfully defend a dissertation in a subject of his/her choosing.

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Media Solutions and Innovation

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Media Solutions graduate program is a 12-month degree program offered in a hybrid online/on-campus format, with one semester in the field for the Capstone practicum experience.

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Medicine

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

The School of Medicine grants the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) to students who have completed the prescribed curriculum and who have been recommended for the degree by faculty of the school.

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Mining Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The program is built on advanced mining engineering fundamentals. Students will perform research leading to an original thesis in areas such as surface mining, rock mechanics and ground control, mineral processing, mine subsidence engineering and mine ventilation.

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Mining Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The principal objective of the program is the education and training of graduates so that they are capable of attaining the highest levels in the mining engineering profession.

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Music

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

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Music Education

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MM in Music Education is designed to cultivate continued development of professional competence beyond the baccalaureate degree. High levels of musicianship and pedagogical expertise are integrated into a comprehensive program of study.

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Music Education

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum in music education prepares students for careers as teachers in higher education.

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Music Industry

Master's / Online

The Master of Arts program in Music Industry provides students with the up-to-date, relevant knowledge and skills needed to productively operate, lead and successfully manage the dynamic changes in the music industry.

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Music Theory

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MM in Music Theory is intended for performers and music educators who desire advanced training in the analysis of Western art music and preparation for teaching basic musicianship in either a high school or college setting.

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Musicology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Students completing the master’s program in Musicology develop a broad understanding of the primary methods used in musicological and ethnomusicological research.

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Natural Resource Economics

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The objective of this major is to prepare students to apply economic models and analysis to environmental and natural resource policy problems.

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Nurse Anesthesia

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

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Nursing

Master's / Online

All students seeking the Advanced Practice MSN will be enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice online program (BSN-DNP). All students will be awarded a master's degree in Nursing after completing the required 48 hours of coursework.

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Nursing

Doctoral / Online

The purpose of the PhD program is to prepare nurse scholars/scientists for roles in research, teaching and service.

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Nursing

Doctoral Professional Practice / Online

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program prepares advanced practice nurses to practice at the highest level of professional nursing and to advance the application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving healthcare for diverse populations.

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Nutritional and Food Science

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MS in Animal and Nutritional sciences allows maximum flexibility in courses and research problems. Students may major in either animal physiology and biochemistry or nutrition and food sciences.

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Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

Master's / Morgantown Campus

This degree provides the practical skills needed to solve occupational and environmental health problems.

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Occupational Safety and Health

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Occupational Safety and Health PhD degree educates and trains men and women to the highest level of competency in teaching and research as occupational safety and health professionals for industry, government and academia.

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Occupational Therapy (5 yr.)

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Occupational therapy (OT) professionals provide services to people of all ages with physical, mental, developmental or emotional disabilities. Assessment and treatment focus on developing an individual’s capacity to function independently in self-care, leisure or work activities at home and in the community.

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Orthodontics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Department of Orthodontics offers a 34-month (three academic years and two summers) advanced education Master of Science program.

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Painting

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

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Pathologists' Assistant

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Pathologists’ Assistant program is an intensive 24-month curriculum, culminating in a master’s degree in Health Science.

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Performance

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Performance curricula are especially designed for students wishing to prepare themselves as performers or as teachers of a particular instrument or voice.

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Performance

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

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Periodontics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The program requires a minimum of 34 months (three academic years and two summers) of full-time residency in the School of Dentistry. It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in periodontic clinical practice, teaching and research.

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Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The objective of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE) graduate programs is to educate and train men and women who will be capable of performing at the highest levels of the petroleum and natural gas engineering profession.

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Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The objective of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE) graduate programs is to educate and train men and women who will be capable of performing at the highest levels of the petroleum and natural gas engineering profession.

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Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

This interdisciplinary program prepares students for a future in a variety of employment settings, ranging from academic research and industry to federal positions.

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Physical Education Teacher Education

Master's / Online

The online MS program in Physical Education Teacher Education empowers physical educators to examine their current knowledge and instructional practices.

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Physical Therapy

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

Physical therapy is a hands-on health care profession that promotes optimal health and function through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, assess, correct or alleviate acute or prolonged movement dysfunction.

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Physician’s Assistant

Master's / Morgantown Campus

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Physics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a solid foundation in the fundamentals as well as a diverse range of specializations for MS and PhD research.

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Piano Pedagogy

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Piano Pedagogy is designed to provide advanced training to help prepare students to teach piano successfully in an independent studio, community music program or college. The program offers a variety of courses and comprehensive experience in individual and group piano instruction.

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Plant and Soil Sciences

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

At the doctoral level graduate students in the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences pursue a PhD in Agricultural Sciences with an emphasis in Soil Science. Students entering this program may select research and classes to emphasize areas of interest appropriate to the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences. Areas include environmental microbiology, crops agronomy entomology, horticulture, organic agriculture, plant pathology or soil science.

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Plant Pathology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Plant Pathology graduate program is ideal for students who desire a career in plant health, food security or the environment. Graduates will be prepared to be leaders and productive team members in plant pathology and related disciplines.

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Political Science

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Political science is built on the core aspects of the great liberal arts tradition. Our strengths are logic, appropriate data, analysis and communication.

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Printmaking

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

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Professional Writing and Editing

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MA in Professional Writing and Editing is a 30-hour degree that combines theories of writing with practice in real-world writing situations.

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Program Evaluation and Research

Master's / Morgantown Campus

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Prosthodontics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The program requires a minimum of 34 months (three academic years and two summers) of full-time residency in the School of Dentistry. It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in prosthodontic clinical practice, teaching and research.

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Public Administration

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares individuals for a career in public service. Alumni work in government and nonprofit agencies to develop and implement public policies and programs.

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Public Health

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Public health is the science and art of promoting health, preventing disease and injury, and prolonging life through organized efforts of society.

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Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Our graduate program focuses on human dimensions of recreation, tourism and natural resources.

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Reproductive Physiology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Reproductive Physiology program differs from most graduate programs at WVU in several ways. First, it is an interdisciplinary doctoral program. The preparation of an MS thesis is considered an important component of earning the PhD degree, because writing skills have become so integral to success in a scientific career.

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Reproductive Physiology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The emphasis of the program is to provide a high-quality apprenticeship in research in reproductive biology. The program remains small, by design, but demand for our graduates is strong.

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Resource Economics and Management

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Agricultural and Resource Economics is an applied economics program that deals with the analysis and understanding of natural resources, environmental, agricultural, rural development and international agricultural and resource issues.

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Resource Management

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

This doctoral program offers four areas of emphasis: Natural Resource Economics (NRE), Resource Management (RM), Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) and Human and Community Development (HCD).

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Safety Management

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Safety Management degree program is accredited in safety by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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Scenic Design and Technology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The intention of the program is to provide talented students with an exciting opportunity for personal and professional growth in an environment that approaches theatre as both an art form and a learning experience.

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Sculpture

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

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Secondary Education

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Are you interested in becoming a teacher and you already have your bachelor’s degree? Consider the following programs:

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Secondary Education/English

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The College of Education and Human Services’ graduate programs have been ranked among some of the best in the country.

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Secondary Education/Mathematics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The College of Education and Human Services’ graduate programs have been ranked among some of the best in the country.

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Secondary Education/MDS

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The College of Education and Human Services’ graduate programs have been ranked among some of the best in the country.

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Secondary Education/Social Studies

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The College of Education and Human Services’ graduate programs have been ranked among some of the best in the country.

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Secondary Education/World Languages

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The College of Education and Human Services’ graduate programs have been ranked among some of the best in the country.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MPH degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBHS) addresses the behavioral, social and environmental factors related to individual and population health and health disparities over the life span.

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Social Work

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Social work is a valuable profession with broad opportunities to serve local, national and international populations. Accordingly, the mission of the MSW program at WVU is to train graduate students in advanced social work practice either with individuals, families and groups or in community organizing and social administration.

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Sociology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a master's degree in applied social research. Students are trained to be able to take positions in government, universities, community agencies and private industry that require them to design and conduct research for purposes of evaluating policies and programs, documenting social needs, monitoring service delivery and marketing products and services.

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Software Engineering

Master's / Online

The MSSE degree is a unique extended learning program that provides graduate level software engineering expertise to individuals who are currently working in the computer and information technology industry.

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Special Education Multicategorical

Master's / Online

This graduate online program prepares professional educators who can work with children and adults with special needs across the areas of mild/moderate mental impairments, specific learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders.

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Special Education Severe/Multiple Disabilities

Master's / Online

This online graduate program prepares professional educators who can provide quality educational programs and habilitation services to children, adolescents, and adults with severe or multiple disabilities.

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Speech Pathology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Students educated in speech-language pathology are expected to demonstrate excellence in academic and clinical areas upon completion of all required courses and clinic experiences.

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Sport Coaching

Master's / Online

The online MS program in Sport Coaching prepares lifelong learners who are adaptable to the modern demands of the coaching profession. This curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective coach with youth and adolescent athletes.

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Sport Management

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The on-campus MS program in Sport Management prepares graduate students to compete in the global job market as industry leaders. This unique curriculum features courses that provide real-world training in athletics compliance and sport finance.

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Sport Management

Master's / Online

The online MS program in Sport Management prepares students to become marketable professionals in the dynamic sport industry. tudents collaborate with highly qualified experts in the academy and leaders within the sport industry.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Comprehensive Sport Industry Management
  • Interscholastic Athletic Administrator
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Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

This PhD program, which includes a concurrent Master's program in Community Counseling, is designed to train students to become academic professionals who excel in teaching and research.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Master's / Morgantown Campus

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Technical Direction

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Technical production encompasses the design, construction and implementation of scenery using a wide array of technologies, materials and techniques. Students gain hands-on experience in planning and managing the process from design to strike.

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Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Wildlife and Fisheries Resources program is dedicated to developing the next generation of young fisheries and wildlife professionals. This program offers two levels of advanced degrees with an MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources and a PhD in Forest Resources available.

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World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The department currently offers the Master of Arts in World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics with concentrations in Spanish, linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages. It is also possible to combine two of the above areas of emphasis as a major field of study within the department, giving you the flexibility to tailor the program to your needs.

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