The M.S. 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 advisor and two other chemistry faculty. The thesis must be submitted to the WVU Libraries.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Personal Statement
Graduate Program Application Requirements
Your supplemental materials can be uploaded as part of your graduate admissions application. Please upload your personal statement, and your resume/vitae (optional). In your personal statement, please describe any research experience you have had, any publications, any presentations, and indicate what areas of chemistry are of interest to you.
Your references should be included on the graduate admissions application. Please enter the names and contact information of three individuals who can provide recommendations for your application. If you use the online recommendation option, please inform the person that they will get an email requesting that they complete an online recommendation, and ask them to complete the recommendation by January 15.
Fall DeadlineJanuary 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.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.