Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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.
The educational experience obtained through courses and research is expected to provide students with the background and expertise to enter doctoral programs or professional careers as agronomists, entomologists, microbiologists, horticulturists and plant pathologists or soil scientists. These disciplines are critical to maintaining agriculture and forest productivity, solving environmental problems, and promoting economic development in the state. Graduates may find employment in many sectors of agriculture and natural resource management including state and federal government, private industry, education, extension and other fields.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsStatement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall PriorityApril 30
Spring PriorityNovember 30
Admissions RequirementsStatement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.