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Academics

Biology

The Department of Biology offers graduate courses and research that lead to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the focal 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. Depending on their interests, graduate students can specialize in any one of these research areas or in any combination of them.

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

​January 15

Admissions Requirements

Statement/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.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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