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Academics

Chemistry

The Chemistry Department at WVU 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. From July 2011 to June 30, 2012, combined research awards to the department totaled $2.48 million, from funding agencies including NIH, NSF, EPA, DoE, ONR and ACS-PRF. This level of research funding affords graduate students the opportunity to receive on-the-job training on cutting-edge research projects. The moderate size of the department creates an atmosphere of close interaction between the faculty and graduate students.

Students in the Ph.D. program are required to take a total of three courses outside of their division and coursework within their chosen field of research (divisional or otherwise) that is necessary for training.

The average time to degree for the WVU chemistry Ph.D. program is five years.

Career Profile

Some careers of our graduates include:

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Supplemental Application, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​January 15

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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