DOMESTIC GRADUATE APPLICANTS
For admission consideration as
a degree-seeking graduate student at WVU, the applicant must:
- meet the minimum University standard of possessing a baccalaureate degree
with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from
a regionally accredited college or university.
- meet the criteria established by the degree program (Be certain to research the
webpages for the individual program deadlines and note program specific requirements
for admission, as these can vary program to program. Each program sets
its own admission requirements and makes independent admission decisions.
Specific degree programs frequently set higher standards and also may set additional
requirements, such as the submission of standardized test scores or letters
of recommendation among other items. Details on these program-specific
requirements can be found via the Degree Program Database You may also wish to contact a graduate program
coordinator regarding specific research interests).
Graduate applicants who are not seeking a degree need to possess a bachelor’s degree and a 2.50
undergraduate grade-point average. Admission as a non-degree student does
not guarantee admission to a degree program. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA
for the first 12 hours of WVU graduate coursework and maintain this average as
long as enrolled. To be eligible to enter a degree program, the student must maintain
a minimum 2.75 GPA on all coursework taken since admission as a graduate student.
A non-degree graduate student may accumulate unlimited graduate credit hours. If
a student is later admitted to a degree program, the faculty of that program will
decide what credit, if any, may be applied to the degree. Non-degree students may
not apply more than 12 hours of previously earned credit toward a degree. These
are the minimum admission requirements. Individual programs often establish higher
standards. Please contact the appropriate college or school for complete information
on the program
of your choice.
HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER APPLICANTS
The graduate programs at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center have specific
application periods and requirements. Please refer to the following program websites for admission requirements: