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Accountancy

Master's

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.

View the Accountancy Master's Program Page

Accounting

Bachelor's

Accounting majors learn skills vital for every organization, from multi-national companies to government agencies and nonprofits. We provide the foundation you’ll need to prepare for professional tests like the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) examination.

View the Accounting Bachelor's Program Page View the Accounting Bachelor's Major Map

Accounting

Doctoral

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.

View the Accounting Doctoral Program Page

Acting

Bachelor's

Our program combines an intensive conservatory experience with the campus life of a major land-grant university. You’ll perform on our mainstage and in our laboratory theatre, and train with renowned faculty and guest artists (including Academy and Tony Award nominees).

View the Acting Bachelor's Program Page View the Acting Bachelor's Major Map

Acting

Master's

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

View the Acting Master's Program Page

Addiction Studies

Minor

Addiction Studies is an on-campus, clinically based program that offers a service component and meets partial requirements toward state addiction certification.

Visit the College of Education and Human Services College Website

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.

View the Advanced Elementary Education Master's (Online) Program Page

Advertising

Minor (Online)

Imagine creating a 30-second spot for the Super Bowl or an interactive Internet campaign for a corporate client. The online Advertising minor prepares students for a variety of careers in the fast-paced and exciting field of advertising.

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website

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Advertising and Public Relations

Bachelor's

We place a heavy focus on media innovation as well as traditional communication foundations to prepare you for the ever-changing media landscape. Many of our graduates work in traditional agencies, but many go beyond the media industry to work in such places as NASA, Interscope Records and Audi.

View the Advertising and Public Relations Bachelor's Program Page View the Advertising and Public Relations Bachelor's Major Map

Aerospace Engineering

Bachelor's

With aerospace engineering’s broad applications in many industries, our grads can find jobs just about anywhere in the world. Focus your studies with an emphasis in aeronautical or astronautical engineering, or use the pre-medical focus to prepare for medical, dental and related careers.

View the Aerospace Engineering Bachelor's Program Page View the Aerospace Engineering Bachelor's Major Map

Aerospace Engineering

Master's

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

View the Aerospace Engineering Master's Program Page

Aerospace Engineering

Doctoral

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.

View the Aerospace Engineering Doctoral Program Page

Agribusiness Management

Bachelor's

Interested in turning your passion into profit? This program allows you to combine the breadth of business with the depth of an area that interests you.

View the Agribusiness Management Bachelor's Program Page View the Agribusiness Management Bachelor's Major Map

Agribusiness Management

Minor

The Agribusiness Management Program focuses on agribusiness and business development in nonmetropolitan regions.

Visit the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design College Website

Agricultural and Extension Education

Bachelor's

Over the next three decades, the global population is expected to grow by approximately two billion people, creating a greater demand for food production and emphasizing the critical need for worldwide agriculture education. Our program is preparing future leaders to fill that need.

View the Agricultural and Extension Education Bachelor's Program Page View the Agricultural and Extension Education Bachelor's Major Map

Agricultural and Extension Education

Master's

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.

View the Agricultural and Extension Education Master's Program Page

Agricultural and Extension Education

Doctoral

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.

View the Agricultural and Extension Education Doctoral Program Page

Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

Master's

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.

View the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Master's Program Page

Agroecology

Bachelor's

Interested in sustainable agriculture? Agroecology combines the concepts of crop production and environmental protection. You can focus on crop science, soil health, plant health management or entrepreneurship and agricultural business.

View the Agroecology Bachelor's Program Page View the Agroecology Bachelor's Major Map

Agronomy

Master's

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.

View the Agronomy Master's Program Page

Animal and Food Sciences

Doctoral

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.

View the Animal and Food Sciences Doctoral Program Page

Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS)

Bachelor's

Getting into veterinary (or any professional) school is extremely competitive. The Animal and Nutritional Sciences program provides challenging and innovative experiences to give you the best preparation possible.

View the Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) Bachelor's Program Page View the Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BS) Bachelor's Major Map

Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr)

Bachelor's

With the world’s population continuing to grow, it’s now more important than ever to address the increasing demand for food and fiber. Gain valuable knowledge in animal behavior, health, nutrition and management that will prepare you to make an immediate impact.

View the Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) Bachelor's Program Page View the Animal and Nutritional Sciences (BSAgr) Bachelor's Major Map

Animal Physiology

Master's

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.

View the Animal Physiology Master's Program Page

Anthropology

Bachelor's

Watch the past come to life as you explore ruins and analyze artifacts. You’ll learn the origins of societies and understand how humans have interacted with themselves and nature for centuries, shaping how we live today.

View the Anthropology Bachelor's Program Page View the Anthropology Bachelor's Major Map

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Bachelor's

Microorganisms are everywhere — from plants and animals to air, soil and water. This major prepares you for careers related to the environment, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and food production and safety. In the accelerated option, you can earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.

View the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Bachelor's Program Page View the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Bachelor's Major Map

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Master's

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.

View the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Master's Program Page

Art Education

Bachelor's

We combine the benefits of a small studio program with the resources and facilities of a major research university. Our graduates are certified to teach grades pre-K through 12 and have a high job placement rate.

View the Art Education Bachelor's Program Page View the Art Education Bachelor's Major Map

Art Education

Master's

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.

View the Art Education Master's Program Page

Art History

Bachelor's

An interdisciplinary field drawing on philosophy, history, literature, religion and mythology, Art History examines works of art and their contexts. Our program combines the benefits of a small, close-knit program with the facilities and resources of a major research university.

View the Art History Bachelor's Program Page View the Art History Bachelor's Major Map

Art History

Master's

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

View the Art History Master's Program Page

Athletic Coaching Education

Bachelor's

This program will prepare you to coach athletes of varying ages and ability levels, including youth, masters, scholastic, intercollegiate and athletes with disabilities and special needs.

View the Athletic Coaching Education Bachelor's Program Page View the Athletic Coaching Education Bachelor's Major Map

Athletic Training

Bachelor's

We combine challenging course work with clinical experiences. After successfully completing the program, you’ll be eligible to take the Board of Certification examination.

View the Athletic Training Bachelor's Program Page View the Athletic Training Bachelor's Major Map

Athletic Training

Master's

The MS program in Athletic Training equips students with evidence-based knowledge and professional experiences through formal coursework, clinical opportunities, and thesis/research projects.

View the Athletic Training Master's Program Page

Audiology

Doctoral Professional Practice

Our Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program provides a firm understanding of the normal processes of hearing and communication and fosters development of strong clinical skills and decision-making so that our graduates are prepared to diagnose and treat the full range of hearing disorders in all age groups.

View the Audiology Doctoral Professional Practice Program Page

Biochemistry

Bachelor's

The path to medical, dental, pharmacy or graduate school starts here. Biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics courses will challenge you in the classroom, while you pursue solutions to the world’s biggest issues in the lab — and build the foundation you need for professional or graduate school.

View the Biochemistry Bachelor's Program Page View the Biochemistry Bachelor's Major Map

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Doctoral Research

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

View the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Doctoral Research Program Page

Biology

Bachelor's

Biology majors study living organisms and the processes of life. Choose from four areas of emphasis to focus your studies: cellular and molecular biology, ecology and environmental biology, genomics and neuroscience.

View the Biology Bachelor's Program Page View the Biology Bachelor's Major Map

Biology

Master's

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.

View the Biology Master's Program Page

Biology

Doctoral Research

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.

View the Biology Doctoral Research Program Page

Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor's

Want to be part of the latest advances in medical technologies and treatment and diagnosis strategies? In biomedical engineering, you can help revolutionize biomedical sciences and our healthcare system.

View the Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Program Page View the Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Major Map

Biomedical Sciences

Master's

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.

View the Biomedical Sciences Master's Program Page

Biometric Systems

Bachelor's

Biometrics technology uses key tools in the areas of sensors, pattern recognition, algorithms, machine learning and cybersecurity.

View the Biometric Systems Bachelor's Program Page View the Biometric Systems Bachelor's Major Map

Biostatistics

Master's

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.

View the Biostatistics Master's Program Page

Biostatistics

Doctoral Research

Visit the School of Public Health College Website

Business Administration

Minor (Online)

Visit the College of Business and Economics College Website

Business Administration MBA (Online)

Master's (Online)

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

View the Business Administration MBA (Online) Master's (Online) Program Page

Business Cybersecurity Management

Master's (Online)

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

View the Business Cybersecurity Management Master's (Online) Program Page

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.

View the Business Data Analytics Master's (Online) Program Page

Cancer Cell Biology

Doctoral Research

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.

View the Cancer Cell Biology Doctoral Research Program Page

Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Doctoral Research

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.

View the Cellular and Integrative Physiology Doctoral Research Program Page

Ceramics

Bachelor's

Our nationally recognized Ceramics program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. We offer an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research university.

View the Ceramics Bachelor's Program Page View the Ceramics Bachelor's Major Map

Ceramics

Master's

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.

View the Ceramics Master's Program Page

Chemical Engineering

Bachelor's

Chemical Engineering is a challenging, rewarding and satisfying major and career. You can pursue employment in many high-tech areas — including materials, energy and pharmaceuticals — or go on to graduate school and professional programs, such as law, dentistry and medicine.

View the Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Program Page View the Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Major Map

Chemical Engineering

Master's

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.

View the Chemical Engineering Master's Program Page

Chemical Engineering

Doctoral

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.

View the Chemical Engineering Doctoral Program Page

Chemistry

Bachelor's

When you understand chemistry, you begin to understand the extraordinary nature of the world down to its most basic particles. Chemistry is the science of the materials we use, the medicine we take, the environment we live in and the food we eat.

View the Chemistry Bachelor's Program Page View the Chemistry Bachelor's Major Map

Chemistry

Master's

The MS program involves advanced coursework (30 credit hours, six of which are research) and a study of a problem in chemical research culminating in the preparation and oral defense of a thesis before the student’s graduate research committee, comprised of the student's adviser and two other chemistry faculty. The thesis must be submitted to the WVU Libraries.

View the Chemistry Master's Program Page

Chemistry

Doctoral Research

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.

View the Chemistry Doctoral Research Program Page

Child Development and Family Studies

Bachelor's (Online)

Our online program is ideal for those who need to earn a degree in Pre-K to maintain employment – or anyone who wants to enter the field of early education with a four-year degree.

View the Child Development and Family Studies Bachelor's (Online) Program Page View the Child Development and Family Studies Bachelor's (Online) Major Map

Child Development and Family Studies

Bachelor's

Our hands-on program will prepare you for jobs in nursery schools, child care centers, infant-care and after-school programs, and many other settings. You’ll get real-world experience at the WVU Nursery School and through internships at local agencies and care centers.

View the Child Development and Family Studies Bachelor's Program Page View the Child Development and Family Studies Bachelor's Major Map

Child Development and Family Studies

Minor (Online)

Visit the College of Education and Human Services College Website

Civil Engineering

Bachelor's

Civil engineers specialize in engineering issues related to civil infrastructure development and environmental challenges. Our graduates pursue careers in industry, government, consulting, management, teaching, research, marketing and sales.

View the Civil Engineering Bachelor's Program Page View the Civil Engineering Bachelor's Major Map

Civil Engineering

Master's

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

View the Civil Engineering Master's Program Page

Civil Engineering

Doctoral

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

View the Civil Engineering Doctoral Program Page

Clinical and Translational Science

Master's

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.

View the Clinical and Translational Science Master's Program Page

Clinical and Translational Science

Doctoral Research

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.

View the Clinical and Translational Science Doctoral Research Program Page

Clinical and Translational Science

Visit the School of Medicine College Website

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.

View the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Master's (Online) Program Page

Coaching and Sport Education

Master's

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.

View the Coaching and Sport Education Master's Program Page

Coaching and Teaching Studies

Doctoral

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

View the Coaching and Teaching Studies Doctoral Program Page

Coaching and Teaching Studies

Doctoral Professional Practice

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.

View the Coaching and Teaching Studies Doctoral Professional Practice Program Page

Collaborative Piano

Master's

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.

View the Collaborative Piano Master's Program Page

Collaborative Piano

Doctoral

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.

View the Collaborative Piano Doctoral Program Page

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Doctoral

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.

View the Communication Sciences and Disorders Doctoral Program Page

Communication Studies

Bachelor's

We prepare skillful communicators at both the theoretical and applied levels. Choose from four areas of emphasis (health, interpersonal or strategic/organization communication and social media and communication technology) — or complete the integrated communication track for a more general focus.

View the Communication Studies Bachelor's Program Page View the Communication Studies Bachelor's Major Map

Communication Studies

Master's

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.

View the Communication Studies Master's Program Page

Communication Studies

Doctoral Research

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.

View the Communication Studies Doctoral Research Program Page

Computational Statistics

Doctoral Research

The Computational Statistics major is designed for students who are interested in the statistical and data sciences and who also want to work collaboratively with researchers in the computational sciences (e.g., computational biology, computational finance and computational chemistry).

View the Computational Statistics Doctoral Research Program Page

Computer Engineering

Bachelor's

Our program provides a particularly strong emphasis on real-time and embedded systems. You’ll also have unique opportunities to participate in national student competitions against other universities.

View the Computer Engineering Bachelor's Program Page View the Computer Engineering Bachelor's Major Map

Computer Engineering

Doctoral

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.

View the Computer Engineering Doctoral Program Page

Computer Forensics

The Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics is funded by Microsoft Corporation, the National White Collar Crime Center and the U.S. Secret Service. It provides expertise to individuals who are either currently in the computer and information technology industry or have academic credentials to enter this field while being engaged in law enforcement.

View the Computer Forensics Program Page

Computer Science

Bachelor's

Computer Science majors learn to program, but they also learn how to use computers to solve problems and develop the skills to pursue great careers in fields like data analytics, software development, cybersecurity or artificial intelligence.

View the Computer Science Bachelor's Program Page View the Computer Science Bachelor's Major Map

Computer Science

Master's

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.

View the Computer Science Master's Program Page

Computer Science

Doctoral

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.

View the Computer Science Doctoral Program Page

Costume Design and Technology

Master's

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.

View the Costume Design and Technology Master's Program Page

Counseling

Master's

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.

View the Counseling Master's Program Page

Counseling Psychology

Doctoral

Counseling psychology as a psychological specialty facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning across the lifespan with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental and organizational concerns.

View the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program Page

Creative Writing

Master's

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.

View the Creative Writing Master's Program Page

Criminology

Bachelor's

Go beyond the legal definitions of criminality. Criminology seeks to understand the nature and causes of criminality, as well as the successes and limitations of criminal justice approaches and processes.

View the Criminology Bachelor's Program Page View the Criminology Bachelor's Major Map

Curriculum and Instruction

Doctoral Professional Practice

The Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral program guides students' inquiry into the social, theoretical and empirical foundations of education and supports their pursuit of novel research related to teaching and learning. Students and advisers work together to create individually planned programs of study to meet the particular needs, interests and professional goals of each student.

View the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Professional Practice Program Page

Dance

Bachelor's

Develop and hone your techniques in a program that offers both experiential and theoretical dance education. You’ll study a variety of dance genres and subjects — ballet, modern, jazz, tap, world dance, choreography, dance history and dance criticism.

View the Dance Bachelor's Program Page View the Dance Bachelor's Major Map

Data Marketing Communications

Master's (Online)

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

View the Data Marketing Communications Master's (Online) Program Page

Dental Hygiene

Bachelor's

Our four-year program opens the door to many career options, from providing clinical care to research to public administration.

View the Dental Hygiene Bachelor's Program Page View the Dental Hygiene Bachelor's Major Map

Dentistry

Doctoral Professional Practice

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.

View the Dentistry Doctoral Professional Practice Program Page

Design and Merchandising

Master's

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.

View the Design and Merchandising Master's Program Page

Design Studies

Bachelor's

This flexible, interdisciplinary program prepares you to work in creative industries and provide innovative solutions to challenges facing our world today.

View the Design Studies Bachelor's Program Page View the Design Studies Bachelor's Major Map

Digital Marketing Communications

(Online)

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website

Early Childhood Education

Master's

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

Visit the College of Education and Human Services College Website

Economics

Master's

WVU offers a flexible MA program. It is intended to be a degree obtained on the way to the PhD. Usually students are admitted directly into the PhD program even if they do not have a prior master's degree.

View the Economics Master's Program Page

Economics

Doctoral

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.

View the Economics Doctoral Program Page

Economics (BA)

Bachelor's

The Economics BA program emphasizes a broad liberal arts education. With 40+ hours of unrestricted electives, you can expand your skill set with a second major or a variety of minors.

View the Economics (BA) Bachelor's Program Page View the Economics (BA) Bachelor's Major Map

Economics (BS)

Bachelor's

The field of economics is very broad and can be applied many ways. Our graduates can do just about anything — government, law school, teaching or finance fields like insurance and banking.

View the Economics (BS) Bachelor's Program Page View the Economics (BS) Bachelor's Major Map

Education

Doctoral

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.

View the Education Doctoral Program Page

Educational Leadership/Public School Administration

Master's

The Educational Leadership – Public Education Administration Program prepares individuals for leadership positions in elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions.

Visit the College of Education and Human Services College Website

Educational Leadership/Public School Administration

Doctoral Professional Practice

The doctor of education degree (EdD) is offered in educational leadership studies with emphasis areas in public schools, in higher education, or in related organizations — e.g., state departments of education.

View the Educational Leadership/Public School Administration Doctoral Professional Practice Program Page

Educational Psychology

Master's

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.

View the Educational Psychology Master's Program Page

Educational Psychology

Doctoral Professional Practice

Visit the College of Education and Human Services College Website

Electrical Engineering

Bachelor's

Electrical engineers are the tool builders of the information age. They apply principles from math and physics to build systems and components for a wide range of products, from cell phones to automobiles to airplanes.

View the Electrical Engineering Bachelor's Program Page View the Electrical Engineering Bachelor's Major Map

Electrical Engineering

Master's

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.

View the Electrical Engineering Master's Program Page

Electrical Engineering

Doctoral

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.

View the Electrical Engineering Doctoral Program Page

Elementary Education

Bachelor's

Our program provides 600+ hours of classroom experience before you graduate. You’ll gain a wealth of experience in the local school systems with experienced educators as mentors.

View the Elementary Education Bachelor's Program Page View the Elementary Education Bachelor's Major Map

Elementary Education

Master's

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.

View the Elementary Education Master's Program Page

Endodontics

Master's

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.

View the Endodontics Master's Program Page

Energy Land Management

Bachelor's

This program melds natural resource management, business and development of energy resources. Our graduates emerge as highly trained and sought-after professionals, equipped with the skills needed to make an immediate impact in the energy industry.

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Energy Law and Sustainable Development

Master's

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).

View the Energy Law and Sustainable Development Master's Program Page

Energy Systems Engineering

Master's

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

View the Energy Systems Engineering Master's Program Page

Engineering

Master's

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.

View the Engineering Master's Program Page

English

Bachelor's

Majoring in English develops skills in communication, research, critical thinking and focused creativity. You’ll deepen your understanding of people and cultures while learning how to use language effectively in a variety of contexts.

View the English Bachelor's Program Page View the English Bachelor's Major Map

English

Master's

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.

View the English Master's Program Page

English

Doctoral Research

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.

View the English Doctoral Research Program Page

Entertainment Media

Minor (Online)

As the market becomes more cluttered with entertainment options and technological advances make it easier and easier to tune out the choices that don’t interest the consumer, entertainment companies will rely more and more on the media to bring their goods to the top of the consumers’ awareness.

Visit the Reed College of Media College Website

Entomology

Master's

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.

View the Entomology Master's Program Page

Entrepreneurial Studies

Minor (Online)

Visit the College of Business and Economics College Website

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Bachelor's

Along with preparing you to start your own business, this major will teach you to use your creativity to solve business problems or help existing organizations launch new products and enter new markets.

View the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bachelor's Program Page View the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bachelor's Major Map

Environmental and Energy Resources Management

Bachelor's

Offering a broad curriculum in energy, the environment, economics and entrepreneurship, the E*Quad program will prepare you to enter multiple sectors of a fast-growing industry.

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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Bachelor's

With this major’s flexibility, you can design a program of study tailored to your environmental and natural resource interests, such as water use and quality, soil protection, waste management, ecosystem management or land use.

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Environmental Geoscience

Bachelor's

Are you interested in environmental issues — and changing the world around you? This major combines geoscience and environmental awareness to examine the impact of human behavior on the our world.

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Environmental Protection

Minor

The Environmental Protection program prepares students for careers in areas that safeguard the quality of the environment. The curriculum consists of two elements: interdisciplinary training in a broad array of environmental protection sciences and an area of emphasis in agronomy, pest management or soil and water conservation.

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Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences

Bachelor's

This major combines interdisciplinary training in environmental protection sciences with a specialization in either pest management or soil and water conservation.

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Epidemiology

Master's

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 Research

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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Event Planning

Minor (Online)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects event planner employment growth of 43.7% between 2010 and 2020 with the expectation that over 30,000 new jobs will be added during that time frame.

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Exercise Physiology

Bachelor's

Looking for a pre-medical or pre-dental program? This major combines basic science knowledge with clinical applications, including courses like human anatomy with a dissection cadaver lab.

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Exercise Physiology

Master's

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 Research

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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Fashion, Dress and Merchandising

Bachelor's

Fashion is one of the most dynamic, globally integrated and culturally significant industries in the world. Peer behind the gloss and glamour to discover how design concepts come to life – and then are marketed to consumers.

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Finance

Bachelor's

We stress hands-on learning. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner, Certified Valuation Analysis and Certified Financial Analyst exams.

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Finance

Master's

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

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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Foreign Literature in Translation

Minor

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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

(Online)

The widespread growth in white-collar crime, litigation disputes, the illegal international movement of money and terrorism financing have greatly raised the demand for forensic accountants, fraud examiners and for professionals who possess those skills.

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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

Bachelor's

We stand above all universities nationally with the largest forensic science and crime scene training complex in the nation — four crime scene houses, a vehicle processing garage, a ballistics test center and special outdoor venues.

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Forensic and Investigative Science

Master's

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 and Investigative Science

Minor (Online)

One of WVU’s most highly ranked majors, Forensic Investigative Science is for students with a passion for research and a desire to apply scientific analysis to legal proceedings.

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Forensic Justice

Master's (Online)

Recent developments have demonstrated that a solid grounding in the scientific method and forensic evidence is critical for any attorney, especially for those practicing criminal law. WVU has long been a leader in the field of forensic sciences, and WVU is a natural home for this program.

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Forensic Science

Doctoral Research

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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Forest Resource Science

Doctoral

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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Forest Resources Management

Bachelor's

Learn about the balancing act of managing land for timber production and wood products while considering wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and water quality.

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Forestry

Master's

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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General Business

Bachelor's

Having a hard time choosing just one area of business? General Business allows you to choose from many different career paths and customize your curriculum to meet your goals.

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Genetics and Developmental Biology

Master's

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

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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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis

The Graduate Certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis is intended to augment the educational tracks of a wide number of students from across WVU with the ability to analyze spatial data at an advanced level.

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Geography

Bachelor's

Geography opens worlds of discovery. You’ll learn to analyze the variation of human activity that exists among places, regions and countries, and examine the relationship between the natural environment and human activities.

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Geography

Master's

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 Research

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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Geography: Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Minor

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Geology

Bachelor's

Geologists look back millions of years in the past, conduct experiments in the present and predict what the earth’s future might be. Geology is an interdisciplinary science that trains you to study the natural resources that shape our lives.

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Geology

Master's

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

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Geology

Doctoral Research

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

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Gerontology

(Online)

The Certificate affords students an opportunity to explore the basic biological, psychological and sociological processes of aging, the effects on needs and experiences of older people, and the impact of social policies related to human aging.

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Global Supply Chain Management

Bachelor's

If you want a dynamic and challenging career that puts you in the center of the action, requires you to see the big picture and lead, this is the major for you.

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Graphic Design

Bachelor's

Our immersive art experience combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research university. You’ll get the skills, theory and aesthetic practice you’ll need for a career in the ever-evolving field of graphic design.

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Graphic Design

Master's

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 Informatics and Information Management

Bachelor's

Do you enjoy technology, business and science? HIIM draws on each of these fields to make sure patients’ vital health information is complete, accurate and protected.

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Health Policy

Master's

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 Promotion

Minor (Online)

The online health promotion minor prepares students for a variety of careers in the growing field of health promotion and disease prevention. Typical job areas include healthcare marketing and communication for hospitals, health promotion for geriatric care facilities, health marketing for non-profits such as the American Lung Association, or health communication positions within the Department of Health and Human Services (e.g., CDC, NIH, FDA).

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Health Sciences

Master's

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

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 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 (Online)

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

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

Bachelor's

History helps us discover new meaning in the past, present and future. Our students learn the best practices of historical research while developing skills for a successful career: thinking critically, communicating effectively and tackling complex problems.

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History

Master's

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 Research

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

Bachelor's

Our students study the physiology, culture, harvest, quality control, sales and utilization of horticultural crops.

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Horticulture

Master's

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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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor's

Are you a people person? Do you like hosting people? Through course work, internships and on-site learning labs, we’ll teach you the skills needed to succeed in the worldwide service industry.

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Hospitality and Tourism Management

Minor

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Human and Community Development

Doctoral

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 Nutrition and Foods

Bachelor's

Nutrition is essential for good health and well-being.

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Immunology and Medical Microbiology

Bachelor's

If you’re interested in a career in healthcare or research, consider Immunology and Medical Microbiology. Our curriculum uses a hands-on research approach to learning, which also makes it excellent preparation for medical, dental and veterinary school, or other graduate work.

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Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Doctoral Research

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

Bachelor's

Industrial engineers are often thought of as "efficiency experts" for reducing costs and increasing throughput in a manufacturing setting. You’ll also find them in sales, hospitals, warehousing, distribution, construction, finance, retail and virtually any organization.

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Industrial Engineering

Master's

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

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

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

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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Information Assurance and Biometrics

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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

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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Integrated Marketing Communications

(Online)

The 15-credit IMC graduate certificate provides students with a broad overview of IMC, focusing on several integral aspects of the discipline.

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Interactive Design for Media

Minor

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Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability Studies

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Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability Studies

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Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor's

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree program is comprised of three related minors and emphasizes flexibility and problem-solving.

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Interior Design

Bachelor's

Our graduates do much more than design houses; they design hospitals and hotels, offices and schools, textiles and furniture. They represent manufacturers, create lighting systems and preserve historic buildings.

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Intermedia and Photography

Bachelor's

Our program offers an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research university. You'll build a portfolio to jump-start your career in photography, digital editing, video or animation.

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Intermedia and Photography

Master's

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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International and Comparative Politics

Minor

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International Studies

Bachelor's

This interdisciplinary program includes courses in political science, languages, geography, history, sociology, anthropology, economics and other topics. You'll gain valuable real-life experience through study abroad, global service learning, internships and Model UN.

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Jazz Pedagogy

Master's

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

Bachelor's

Being a journalist today is about connecting people to the world 24/7 and engaging with audiences on the go. Our program prepares you to be an innovative, adaptive, problem-solving storyteller.

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Journalism

Master's

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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Journalism

Minor

The rapid expansion of the information age has led to an increased demand for college graduates with strong writing and reporting skills with a solid understanding of the ethical standards of the journalism industry. Journalism teaches students how to write, report and produce content across media platforms, as well as how to engage with modern audiences using the latest digital applications and tools.

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Landscape Architecture

Bachelor's

Landscape architects design for landscape and community sustainability, solve practical issues — from soil to water to poverty — and combine qualitative analysis with the design process. The ultimate goal: creating a vision for the future.

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Landscape Architecture

Master's

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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Latin American Studies

Bachelor's

Concentrate your course work on a region of the world with unquestioned social and economic importance.

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Law

Doctoral Professional Practice

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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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.

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Lighting Design and Technology

Master's

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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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

Bachelor's

Management is flexible enough to be used in any industry, of any size. Add an area of emphasis (we have four to choose from) to enhance your degree and make yourself super-marketable.

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Management

Doctoral

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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Management Information Systems

Bachelor's

Do you enjoy solving problems and playing with technical toys? MIS will teach you to analyze business problems and to design, build and maintain computer applications for solving those problems.

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Marketing

Bachelor's

If you’re interested in business, psychology or social studies, you may be well-suited for Marketing. This major covers everything from advertising to market research, and you can choose from three areas of emphasis to personalize your plan of study.

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Marketing

Doctoral

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

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

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

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

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Mathematics

Bachelor's

Mathematics can be found in almost every sector of the world. Our faculty’s interdisciplinary approach to mathematics will prepare you for careers as research analysts, technical consultants, computer scientists, educators and systems engineers.

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Mathematics

Master's

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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Mathematics

Doctoral Research

The PhD program is structured so as to assume a background equivalent to that of an MS in mathematics.

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Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor's

This broad-based discipline spans most industries, so you’ll have stable, rewarding employment opportunities across West Virginia, the U.S. and just about anywhere in the world. Unlock even more options with our dual degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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Mechanical Engineering

Master's

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

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

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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Medical Humanities and Health Studies

Minor

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Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor's

Do you want a bachelor’s degree that prepares you for immediate employment? The national shortage of medical laboratory scientists means our students typically have jobs waiting for them when they graduate.

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Medicine

Doctoral Professional Practice

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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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Minor

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Mining Engineering

Bachelor's

This major addresses society's needs for mineral resources and the management, health, safety and environmental impacts associated with producing and processing these resources in a sustainable and responsible way.

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Mining Engineering

Master's

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

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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Multidisciplinary Studies (College of Creative Arts)

Bachelor's

Our MDS program gives you the flexibility of selecting three minors to create an individualized educational plan. At least two of the minors must be selected from programs offered by the College of Creative Arts.

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Multidisciplinary Studies (College of Education and Human Services)

Bachelor's

Design your own plan of study by combining three minors, two of which must be offered by the College of Education and Human Services.

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Multidisciplinary Studies (Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design)

Bachelor's

Choose three minors and a program of elective courses that fit your career objectives. This program is for students who want to focus on academic programs in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

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Multidisciplinary Studies (Eberly College of Arts and Sciences)

Bachelor's (Online)

Tailor your education to your interests with the Multidisciplinary Studies program that consists of three minors of your choosing.

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Multidisciplinary Studies (Reed College of Media)

Bachelor's

Design your own plan of study by completing at least two College of Media minors plus one College of Media shared minor or a minor outside of the College.

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Multidisciplinary Studies (Eberly College of Arts and Sciences)

Bachelor's

Tailor your education to your interests by completing three related minors.

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Music

Bachelor's

The Music BA program is for students who wish to specialize in music and still have time to explore WVU's academic offerings. It’s also perfect if you want to combine the study of music by double majoring in a non-music field.

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Music (Contemporary and Integrative Performance)

Bachelor's

This program focuses on contemporary music performance within an integrative curriculum that includes electives from arts, theatre, dance, industry and philosophy.

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Music Composition

Bachelor's

Society's increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for professional composers and teachers. This program will prepare you to be a composer in both acoustic and electronic styles.

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Music Composition

Master's

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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Music Composition

Doctoral

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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Music Conducting

Master's

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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Music Conducting

Doctoral

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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Music Education

Bachelor's

If you successfully complete this program (and all tests required by the West Virginia Department of Education), you’ll qualify for a Birth–Adult Music professional certificate that allows you to teach instrumental, vocal and general music in West Virginia schools.

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Music Education

Master's

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

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

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Music Industry

Bachelor's

Learn the fundamental analytical, regulatory and creative knowledge and skills necessary for jobs in the music industry.

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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 Performance

Master's

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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Music Performance

Doctoral

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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Music Performance: Instrumental

Bachelor's

In the School of Music, you’ll be surrounded by elite faculty who are some of the nation's brightest and most adept musicians. You’ll have weekly lessons, chamber music coaching, large ensemble rehearsal and opportunities in musical organizations.

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Music Performance: Jazz Studies

Bachelor's

Jazz Studies encourages study, training and performance in all forms of creative improvised music, jazz and world music. You’ll expand your creative vision and gain a global perspective.

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Music Performance: Piano

Bachelor's

The Music Performance: Piano program is designed for students who want to prepare as performers or teachers. Society’s increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for professional musicians and private music teachers.

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Music Performance: Voice

Bachelor's

The Music Performance: Voice program is designed for students who want to prepare as performers or teachers. Society's increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for professional musicians and private music teachers.

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Music Theory

Master's

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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Music Therapy

Bachelor's

Music therapists use a variety of instruments and musical experiences to help babies, children, adolescents, adults and older adults work toward non-music goals related to education, health, rehabilitation and wellness needs.

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Musical Theatre

Bachelor's

We combine an intensive conservatory experience with the college experience of a major university. You’ll perform on our mainstage and in our laboratory theatre, and train with renowned faculty and guest artists (including Academy and Tony Award nominees).

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Musicology

Master's

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

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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Neuroscience

Doctoral Research

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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Nursing

Bachelor's

Our students receive hands-on experience with real-life situations, so they're learning the best possible care practices before they see patients.

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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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Nursing (BS to BSN)

Bachelor's

The BS-BA to BSN program is an accelerated, full-time program for college graduates who wish to become a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in nursing.

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Nursing (RN to BSN)

Bachelor's (Online)

The RN to BSN program offers graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs the opportunity to complete requirements for the BSN at the Charleston, Morgantown and Beckley campuses.

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Nutritional and Food Science

Master's

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

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

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Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences

Doctoral Research

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

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

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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Organizational Leadership

Bachelor's

Make a difference in your community. Learn the skills and knowledge you need to be a leader in the nonprofit, public or private sectors.

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Orthodontics

Master's

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

Bachelor's

We offer an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research institution. You'll train in traditional and experimental oil and acrylic media and explore both figurative and abstract imagery.

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Painting

Master's

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

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

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Periodontics

Master's

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

Bachelor's

Want to be part of today's most dynamic and interesting engineering fields? Petroleum and natural gas engineers drive progress and innovation. Our graduates enjoy some of the highest starting salaries across all departments in the University.

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Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Master's

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

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

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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Philosophy

Bachelor's

Philosophy acts as a form of intellectual exercise that makes it easier to identify problems, seek out arguments against your own views and critically evaluate solutions. These skills, along with the ability to read, write, listen and communicate effectively, can prepare you for virtually any career path.

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Physical Education Teacher Education

Bachelor's

Learn how to design and deliver physical education programs, how to use and integrate technology into your classwork and get hands-on, real-world experience. Graduates are eligible for certification in Pre-K-Adult Physical Education and Health Education.

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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

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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Physics

Bachelor's

Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us and the world beyond us. It is the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, engineering, oceanography, seismology and astronomy (and can be applied to biology or medical science).

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Physics

Master's

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 Research

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

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

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

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

Bachelor's

Studying political science will help you understand why courts make the decisions they do, why legislatures pass the laws they do and why countries make the choices they make in the international arena.

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Political Science

Master's

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 Research

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 (General)

Minor (Online)

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Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate

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Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner

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Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

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Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Nursing Leadership

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Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Pre-Pharmacy

Bachelor's

To prepare for the professional pharmacy curriculum, you must complete a pre-pharmacy curriculum that emphasizes the biological and chemical sciences. You’ll also take a variety of courses in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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Printmaking

Bachelor's

Our BFA program focuses on the development of personal imagery while cultivating foundational skills. Along with the resources of a major research university, we offer an immersive art experience in a small studio environment, providing individual attention to promote student growth.

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Printmaking

Master's

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 Pharmacy

Doctoral Professional Practice

This program educates students for roles in the profession of pharmacy. In addition to learning the scientific and technical knowledge and communication skills necessary to be a pharmacist, students are instilled with the concept of a pharmacist's professional responsibilities as a provider of patient care.

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Professional Writing and Editing

Master's

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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Prosthodontics

Master's

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

Bachelor's

Psychology is the science of behavior. This major allows you to increase your intrapersonal and interpersonal understanding and develop problem-solving, project management and information literacy skills.

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Psychology

Master's

This degree is earned as a component of the PhD in Psychology and does not allow admission directly.

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Psychology

Doctoral Research

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: Behavior Analysis

Doctoral Research

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 Research

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

Doctoral Research

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 Research

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 Research

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

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

Bachelor's

Founded on the principle of social justice, the concept of public health ensures that all citizens have the opportunity for good health. It is the art and science of protecting and improving population health through education, service and prevention.

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Public Health

Master's

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 Relations

Minor (Online)

The online Public Relations minor prepares students for a variety of careers in the dynamic field of public relations. Typical job areas include media relations, event planning, corporate communications, crises management, publicity and promotion, public affairs and government relations.

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Public School Administration - Instructional Supervisor Preparation

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Public School Administration - Principal Preparation

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Public School Administration - Superintendent Preparation

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Puppetry

Bachelor's

Puppetry course work includes intensive study in children’s theatre, the practice of puppetry as a theatrical art form, and educational and creative dramatic activity as methods of learning and self-development for children.

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Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources

Bachelor's

We’re passionate about the power of outdoor experiences to transform peoples’ lives — and communities — for the better. If you love the outdoors and working with people, RPTR is a great choice.

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Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources

Master's

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

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Regents Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor's (Online)

Have you gone as far as you can in your career without a bachelor’s degree? The RBA program is an innovative bachelor’s degree that is both flexible and cost effective for adult learners already juggling family, work and other obligations.

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Religious Studies

Bachelor's

Explore the great religions of the world and immerse yourself in fascinating cultures. Religious Studies offers instruction in the history and practice of many world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Near Eastern religious traditions.

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Reproductive Physiology

Master's

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bachelor's

Our BFA program provides training in many different materials and processes for making three-dimensional work. We offer an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research university.

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Sculpture

Master's

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

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/Advanced

Master's

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/English

Master's

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

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

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

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

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

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Slavic and East European Studies

Bachelor's

Discover the diverse languages, cultures, history, geography, politics, economies, religions and societies of Eastern Europe. The demand from government and the private sector for individuals specializing in this resurgent area of Europe has renewed in recent years.

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Slavic and East European Studies

Minor

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Master's (Online)

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 Research

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

Bachelor's

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Social workers help people function the best they can in their environment and circumstance. They provide direct services to people in their homes or places of work and help people to help themselves.

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Social Work

Master's

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

Bachelor's

Sociology opens your mind to the hidden structures of social power that affect our everyday life and the major events that are happening around the world.

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Sociology

Master's

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 Research

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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Software Engineering

(Online)

The Certificate in Software Engineering is available to students with all backgrounds who complete the five core courses of the MSSE program and write a certificate paper. You may enroll as a provisional graduate student to complete the certificate.

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Special Education

Master's (Online)

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Special Education

Doctoral Professional Practice (Online)

This doctoral degree program is offered online across the U.S. It is not currently available in international locations.

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Special Education Autism Spectrum Disorders

Master's (Online)

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Special Education Early Intervention/Early Childhood

Master's (Online)

This online graduate program prepares professional educators who can provide quality early childhood special education services to young children with special needs and their families under the auspices of public schools and other community agencies.

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Special Education Gifted Education

Master's (Online)

This online graduate program prepares professional educators to work with gifted children and adolescents in elementary and/or secondary school programs.

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Special Education Low Vision/Blindness

Master's (Online)

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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

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 and Audiology

Bachelor's

This pre-professional undergraduate program provides a thorough understanding of the basic processes involved in speech, hearing and language.

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Sport and Exercise Psychology

Bachelor's

Combine your passion for sports with an evidence-based approach to psychology. You’ll learn about the theory and practice behind working with athletes, exercisers and performers from all backgrounds and domains.

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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

Bachelor's

The sport industry is ever-growing and requires a properly trained workforce. We’ll provide you with the actual skills and experiences you need to succeed in the profession.

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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.

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Sport Management

Master's

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

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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Sports and Adventure Media

Bachelor's

With its big-time college sports programs and beautiful natural setting, the Mountain State is a mecca for sports and adventure enthusiasts, and the perfect setting for a major designed to prepare you for careers in sports journalism and adventure media communications.

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Statistics

Master's

The MS is intended to qualify the student to assume a professional role in educational, industrial or government research projects; to teach in a college; or to undertake advanced training toward a doctorate in statistics or one of the quantitative fields of science.

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Strategic Social Media

Minor (Online)

Today’s most rapidly expanding media platform is social media — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and many other sites. As people become increasingly dependent on social media for news, current events, products, goods and services, businesses and other organizations need employees with the ability to communicate with the digital audience.

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Studio Art

Master's

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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Technical Direction

Master's

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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Theatre

Bachelor's

The BA Theatre program allows you to explore and customize your education to include a more multidisciplinary approach to theatre studies, including performance, design and technology, dramaturgy and playwriting.

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Theatre Design and Technology

Bachelor's

We provide hands-on training through work on the Theatre and Dance mainstage. Working side by side with faculty, you'll develop a variety of theatre environments using the most current technology and tools available.

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Undecided or Undeclared

Bachelor's

Not sure about a major? You are not alone. Many first-year students start college as undecided/undeclared students. At WVU you’ll have the guidance and support to explore majors, create an academic plan and turn your lifelong passion into a successful career.

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Vocal Pedagogy and Performance

Doctoral

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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White-Collar Forensic Justice

Master's (Online)

Be an expert at the intersection of justice, forensic accounting and financial fraud. Earn your LLM in White-Collar Forensic Justice in just 14 months, including short residencies.

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Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

Bachelor's

If you’re passionate about the outdoors and the conservation of natural resources and animal habitats, this major is for you.

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Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

Master's

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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Women's and Gender Studies

Bachelor's

Don’t let the name mislead you. Women’s and Gender Studies is not just about women, nor is it about male-bashing or gender wars. Rather, our courses cover a broad range of subjects with sensitivity to gender, race, sexual orientation and class.

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Women's and Gender Studies

The Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate consists of 15 hours of graduate-level work in women’s studies, using those courses that are approved by the women’s studies curriculum committee as primary or component courses for the women’s studies program.

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Wood Science and Technology

Bachelor's

The wood products industry employs 1.6 million people nationwide, yet only 21 American universities offer programs specifically designed to educate professionals to manage and provide technical expertise to the industry. WVU is one of them.

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World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Bachelor's

In today’s increasingly global economy, you can use foreign language study to add a valuable international dimension to myriad career opportunities, such as teaching, business, economics, government work, journalism, law, medicine, computer science and other scientific research.

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World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Master's

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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