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Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

The Wildlife and Fisheries Resources program is dedicated to developing the next generation of young fisheries and wildlife professionals. This program offers two levels of advanced degree with a Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources and a Ph.D. in Forest Resources available. At the M.S. or Ph.D. level, students work closely with their faculty advisor and mentor to develop a unique research program that will prepare them for a career in this field. Students typically focus on either Wildlife or Fisheries for these advanced degrees. Course work for these degrees varies depending upon the career goals of the student, past course history, and educational needs for the intended research project. Typically all students take two semesters of Statistics (STAT 511 and 512) and an advanced GIS class.

Students interested in graduate study in our program can apply online through the graduate admissions office, but are encouraged to contact faculty members who may share their research interests.

Career Profile

Traditionally, our students have found jobs primarily with local, state and federal resource management agencies.

Course Delivery Options

Blended, On-campus, online, site-based

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​February 1

Spring Deadline

​October 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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