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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.

Career Profile

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 Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​April 30

Spring Priority

​November 30

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.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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