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Accountancy / MAcc

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. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Tax, Data Analytics, or Forensics.

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

  • Assurance
  • Tax
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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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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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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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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. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Agricultural Biochemistry, Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, or Production Management.

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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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Athletic Training

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The mission of the Master of Science in Athletic Training is to develop exceptional sports medicine clinicians who are uniquely qualified to excel within a dynamic healthcare system. Through a collaborative education, research and clinical practice model, the Master of Science in Athletic Training emphasizes evidence-based decision making and applied research, utilizes state-of-the-art technology, and provides unique clinical experiences to cultivate competent and caring healthcare professionals.

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Audiology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

A major goal of graduate program in biochemistry and molecular biology is to foster ability for independent thought.

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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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Biology

Doctoral / 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 Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The focus of the graduate program in biomedical engineering is to prepare students to be skilled in learning and discovering of processes that work to integrate engineering and life sciences for the advancement of human health and medical technologies.

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Biomedical Engineering

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

It should be emphasized that the PhD is primarily a research degree, and therefore the research work for a doctoral dissertation should show a high order of originality on the part of the student and must offer an original contribution to the field of engineering science.

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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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Biomedical Sciences

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Biomedical Sciences PhD program trains students in an undifferentiated program that provides the opportunity to select one of seven PhD degree-granting programs.

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Biostatistics

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Biostatistics major in the MPH program is ideal for students with an interest in tackling public health problems using data modeling and analysis.

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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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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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Cancer Cell Biology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

This program provides comprehensive in-depth training in modern areas of cancer biology, with a strong emphasis on cellular and molecular aspects of cancer origin, progression and treatment and a focus on cancer types and issues relevant to international, national and West Virginia populations.

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Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

Our program provides a multidisciplinary approach to modern life sciences, drawing on faculty expertise from several departments and centers in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.

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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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Chemistry

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Chemistry Department includes research in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Research is a key focus of the 22 faculty members who comprise the department.

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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 and Translational Science

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The goal of the PhD program is to develop biomedical researchers who can integrate findings, information and observations across basic, population and clinical sciences, to accelerate and transform how we improve the health of individuals and populations.

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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 Coaching and Sport Education 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. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Sport Science and Technology or Leadership Sport Management.

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Coaching and Teaching Studies

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD program of study focuses on developing future professionals who will address critical issues in physical education, physical activity and coaching, and develop focused lines of research. Students will work collaboratively with faculty mentors to enhance their critical thinking, knowledge and skills to succeed as productive researchers within university settings, national sports organizations and other settings.

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Coaching and Teaching Studies

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

The EdD program of study prepares future professionals for a productive career as educators in the field of physical education and kinesiology or sport education (EdD), teaching and research positions in universities, as well as leadership positions in professional associations/agencies. The EdD students are encouraged to select an applied research specialization designed to enhance success as an academic and professional leader.

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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 Studies

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD program in Communication Studies is intended to qualify the student to teach and conduct research in instructional communication, interpersonal communication or organizational communication at the university level.

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Communication Studies (Theory and Research)

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MA program in Communication Studies is intended to qualify the student to assume a variety of professional roles in educational, industrial and government institutions; teach the subject matter at the college level; or undertake advanced training toward a doctorate in communication studies.

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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. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Community Agency, School Counseling, or Clinical Mental Health.

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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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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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Digital Technology and Connected Learning

Master's / Online

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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

Master's / Online

The M.S. Economics program contains 30 credit hours of material and is designed to be completed in one year. Students will begin the program with a set of economic theory and data analysis courses, followed with a field course focusing on topical areas of value to economists working in the local, state, and national policy context.

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Economics

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

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

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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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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 Environments

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The Energy Environments graduate program (M.S.) is designed to prepare students with the advanced coursework, practical work and research experience needed to succeed in professions that are rapidly developing at the intersections of energy and environment.

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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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English

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The doctoral program in English develops fluency in the critical discourses of the profession and prepares graduates to teach English professionally on the post-secondary level, or to enter a wide range of alternate academic careers.

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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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Epidemiology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD in Epidemiology prepares students for careers in research, teaching and consulting. Students develop research and teaching skills in epidemiology through coursework and practice opportunities.

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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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Exercise Physiology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

Our PhD program is intended to give exceptional students knowledge in basic medical and scientific areas to prepare them for careers as effective and knowledgeable researchers and teachers in the broad field of exercise physiology/kinesiology.

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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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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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Forensic Science

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The doctorate is a research degree that culminates in a dissertation in an area that is jointly determined between a student and their faculty advisor. Each student takes three core courses and two colloquia as the academic foundation for developing their area of research.

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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. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Forest Resources Management or Wood Science and Technology.

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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 choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Biochemical and Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics, Immunogenetics, Mutagenetics, Toxicology, Human Genetics, Plant Genetics, Population and Quantitative Genetics, Animal Breeding, Molecular Aspects of Development, Experimental Morphogenesis, Teratology, Regeneration, Oncology, Descriptive Embryology, and Life Cycles of Animal and Plants.

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Genetics and Developmental Biology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD in Genetics and Developmental Biology is particularly well suited for students interested in emphasizing plant, animal, microbial (bacterial or fungal), or insect genetics or developmental biology. Students in the program learn research approaches such as genomics, analysis of gene expression, metabolic engineering, functional analyses of genes, evolutionary development, and conservation genetics Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Biochemical and Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics, Immunogenetics, Mutagenetics, Toxicology, Human Genetics, Plant Genetics, Population and Quantitative Genetics, Animal Breeding, Molecular Aspects of Development, Experimental Morphogenesis, Teratology, Regeneration, Oncology, Descriptive Embryology, and Life Cycles of Animal and Plants.

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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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Geography

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD is an advanced research degree, with coursework, comprehensive exams and a major research investigation. Students are expected to be well-grounded in the one or more of the Geography program's three areas of specialization.

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Geology

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Geology is a dynamic field of natural science that aims to understand how the Earth works and provide solutions to pressing global challenges such as global climate change, evolving demands for energy and water, and environmental issues.

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Geology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

WVU Geology offers both research Master’s and Doctoral degrees as well as a rigorous Master’s professional studies degree. Our graduate program comprises core geology faculty with expertise in the interdisciplinary subfields including:

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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 Administration

Master's / Morgantown Campus

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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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Healthcare MBA

Master's / Online

The Healthcare Master of Business Administration, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, is for those seeking a career in the field, or for current healthcare professionals who want to expand their skillset to take on leadership roles within their organization.

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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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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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History

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The graduate History program at WVU 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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Human Resource Management

Master's / Morgantown Campus

West Virginia University is home to one of the earliest human resources programs established in the United States and is among a very limited number of human resources/industrial relations full-time day programs in the country.

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Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The PhD in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis will prepare students from diverse backgrounds to serve as professionals that are knowledgeable about the immune system of humans and other mammals, how the immune system functions and the consequences of its malfunction on the health of the host.

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Industrial Engineering

Master's / Morgantown Campus

Students in the MSIE program will learn to master modern and classical methodologies in their area of concentration, oral and written communication skills to bridge the gap between society and businesses and professional ethics as applied to their field. In this program, students will conduct research in their field of choice, work on projects in teams and individually and design and implement new integrated systems.

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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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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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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

The M.A. program in Linguistics includes 30 hours of core and elective courses and is designed to provide students with a well-rounded perspective on the field. Students also have the opportunity to engage in research projects that reflect their interests within a given subject and that serve to complement and augment the information imparted through in-class activities. The program may be completed either by taking comprehensive exams, or by writing and defending a Master's thesis. The program is intended both for students seeking preparation for doctoral studies in linguistics or a related field, as well as for those seeking a terminal professional degree with a goal of pursuing careers in language related fields.

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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

West Virginia University’s 12-month, full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program delivers results for students by offering exciting experiential-learning projects, consultative engagements, and opportunities to develop enhanced business acumen - yielding the essential professional skills that are needed for top job placement. MBA students represent a diverse selection of academic backgrounds, including the liberal arts, the sciences, engineering, and business.

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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 offers specializations in pure and applied mathematics, each with different requirements. The master's degree programs are designed either for students who intend to go on to pursue a PhD in Mathematics, or for those planning to seek employment in education, government or industry.

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Mathematics

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Department of Mathematics offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The Ph.D. program provides for a common core of fundamental mathematics followed by specialized studies culminating in an original research dissertation directed by a faculty advisor. Depending on the student's program and interests, there are diverse career opportunities available in education, government, and industry.

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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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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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Natural Resources Science

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Ph.D. in Natural Resources Science is an interdisciplinary program that allows doctoral students the opportunity to specialize in a range of competencies. As a graduate student in the School of Natural Resources, you’ll advance your research knowledge and prepare to become a leader in your chosen field. With the guidance and support of faculty mentors, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of and appreciation for the principles of economics, stewardship and sustainability of our natural resources.

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Neuroscience

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The doctoral program in Neuroscience is committed to training the next generation of researchers and educators. Successful completion of degree requirements is based on research and scholarly achievement.

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Nurse Anesthesia

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

The DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program prepares registered nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) through a rigorous, challenging curriculum based on the Standards of Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) and the DNP Essentials of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Only offered as a full-time program, students are required to take 88 credits over 3 years or 9 continuous semesters.

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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 and Environmental Health Sciences

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

This is a degree for scientist-practitioners in the area of prevention of premature mortality, morbidity and disability resulting from occupational and environmental exposures, communicable and chronic disease and injury.

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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

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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Occupational Therapy

Doctoral Professional Practice / Morgantown Campus

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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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Physics

Doctoral / 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. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Crops Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Soil Sciences, and Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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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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Political Science

Doctoral / 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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Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Psychology Department offers doctoral training in clinical child psychology, clinical psychology, behavior analysis, behavioral neuroscience and lifespan developmental psychology.

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Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The behavioral neuroscience area of emphasis is the newest and fastest growing area in the Department of Psychology. Students in behavioral neuroscience work closely with highly experienced faculty to study the biological bases of behavior. Training in behavioral neuroscience prepares students for a career in research in academics, academic medicine, government and/or industry. We expect our graduates to succeed in research, with an emphasis on publishing and obtaining extramural funding to support their work. We also foster strong mentorship skills, so that our students are prepared to teach their skills and way of thinking to their own students upon completion of our program. Our graduates make significant contributions to solving important problems in their field.

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Psychology: Clinical

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Psychology Department offers doctoral training in clinical child psychology, clinical psychology, behavior analysis, behavioral neuroscience and lifespan developmental psychology.

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Psychology: Clinical Child

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Psychology Department offers doctoral training in clinical child psychology, clinical psychology, behavior analysis, behavioral neuroscience and lifespan developmental psychology.

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Psychology: Life-Span Development

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The Psychology Department offers doctoral training in clinical child psychology, clinical psychology, behavior analysis, behavioral neuroscience and lifespan developmental psychology.

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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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Public History

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The public history program trains historians who work in the public sector by grounding them in traditional research methodology learned in seminars and through public history courses designed to give students practical experience conducting client-based research. The work of public historians often requires a distinct set of research skills that moves beyond traditional archival research and historiographical argumentation. All students in public history learn to incorporate visual and material culture into historical narratives, use place as the center of historical analysis, and develop written and digital narratives that convey historical complexity that can engage public audiences.

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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

Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Biology Education, Chemistry Education, English Education, General Science Education, Math Education, Physics Education, or Social Studies Education.

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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 and Behavioral Sciences

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

The mission for the PhD in social and behavioral sciences is to provide state-of-the-art doctoral education in the theory and application of social and behavioral science to a select group of highly qualified and committed students desiring to transform public health.

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Social Work

Master's / Online

Social work is a valuable profession with broad opportunities to serve local, national and international populations. The MSW program at WVU educates graduate students in advanced integrated practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities so that they can effectively address social and human problems across a wide range of practice areas.

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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. The MSW program at WVU educates graduate students in advanced integrated practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities so that they can effectively address social and human problems across a wide range of practice areas.

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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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Sociology

Doctoral / Morgantown Campus

This is the first doctoral sociology program in the state of West Virginia. It emphasizes foundational course work in sociology, including theory, methods and statistics, as well as courses and independent research in an area related to the department’s specializations in crime, community and culture.

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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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Spanish

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MA program in Spanish is intended for students who seek specialized knowledge in order to pursue a teaching career in Spanish, as well as for students who plan to prepare for doctoral studies in Hispanic literatures, cultures, or linguistics.

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Speech Language 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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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 / 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 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, 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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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Master's / Morgantown Campus

The MA program in TESOL prepares teachers to teach English as a second language in an English-speaking setting as well as English as a foreign language in countries around the world.

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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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