The objective of the M.S. in plant and soil sciences is to provide students the opportunity to take courses and conduct original, master’s-level research in their areas of specialization. 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.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsStatement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineApril 30
Spring DeadlineNovember 30
Admissions RequirementsStatement of Purpose, 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.