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Geology

WVU offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both Geology and Geography. Students come from places as far away as Nigeria, China and India and as close to home as Morgantown, WV. Our mix of students is crucial to the educational experience we offer. Most of our graduate students receive graduate assistantships from the department.

Career Profile

Job opportunities continue to be excellent for our graduates. Within one year of graduation, essentially 100% of those students earning a M.S. in geology either continue their education or are placed in well-paying professional positions or Ph.D. programs. Over the last five years most of our M.S. graduates have been employed by oil and gas companies, environmental consulting firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or moved on to pursue a Ph.D. Recent Ph.D. graduates have been employed at major oil and gas companies, at government agencies, as post-docs or as faculty in academic institutions.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​December 15

Fall Deadline

​January 1

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

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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