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A Guide to STEM Graduate Programs and Careers

At West Virginia University, we understand the very real need for STEM education professionals. As an R1 status university, we are strategically equipped to educate the next generation of STEM leaders. This guide’s aim is to help you understand the graduate school decision process for aspiring STEM students, debunk some common myths, and provide you with necessary resources.

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We did the math for you. Review the approximate cost of enrolling in your graduate program of interest by credit hour or semester.

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Tuition Rates

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Tuition Rates Cost Per Year
In-state tuition & fees $10,098
Out-of-state tuition & fees $25,632
Room & board expenses $11,860

(Rates are subject to change. The listed costs are based on two semesters with a minimum of 12 credits each.)


WVU has 208 Graduate and Professional Programs, including graduate certificates.


Several of WVU's programs are ranked among the top 100 Graduate Schools according to U.S News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools. 


WVU students come to Morgantown from 108 nations, every West Virginia county and all 50 U.S. states (plus D.C.)

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A Guide to Graduate Assistantships at West Virginia University        

This guide was designed to showcase the various graduate assistantships that students at West Virginia University can apply for while enrolled in an advanced academic program. We’ll discuss the benefits of a GA position, what kind of GA positions WVU offers, and next steps for applying to one. [ Download the Guide ]

WVU Application Guide CoverEverything You Need to Know About Applying to Graduate School at West Virginia University

If you’re thinking about applying to an advanced program at West Virginia University, we hope you’ll check out this guide for an in-depth look into the application process for WVU’s advanced programs.  [ Explore the Resource ]

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The GRE Cheat Sheet -           A Guide to Acing the GRE 

We scoured the web to find the most useful information, practice tests, and prep courses for the GRE available to you. That way, you can focus your time and energy on actually preparing for the GRE instead of spending hours figuring out how to prepare. [ Access the Cheat Sheet ]

Read More Tips and Tricks About Applying to Graduate School in The Summit Ahead!

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7 STEM Program Myths – Debunked

STEM education and STEM careers come with a variety of misconceived notions and misguided questions. For instance, are only men interested in STEM programs? Do all STEM graduates become scientists or doctors? STEM programs are super expensive, right? 
Before jumping to any conclusions, keep reading because we examined seven common myths about STEM degrees and careers and debunked them, so you don’t have to.
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How to Prepare for the GRE in 2023

While some schools and programs are moving away from the Graduate Record Examination, or the GRE, there are some institutions that will continue to require it for the foreseeable future. For students who will be required to submit GRE scores, the GRE test prep process can come with some stress and worry. 
After all, we've all heard the  cliché  saying: "but I'm just not a good test taker!" We get it, and we're here to help. Let's explore what the GRE consists of and how you can best prepare for this graduate standardized test.
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Virtual Graduate Admissions Session: Every Other Thursday at 3:00pm EST

Our weekly Virtual Graduate Admissions Sessions will introduce you to the programs, people and places that make graduate life at WVU the experience of a lifetime. These sessions are held online via Zoom.
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Graduate Campus Tours: Mondays at 1:30pm EST

The WVU Visitors Centers welcome future Mountaineers with one of the most unique visit experiences in the country! We’ll introduce you to the programs, people and places that make being a Mountaineer the experience of a lifetime.

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Be sure to visit the WVU Calendar for a full list of important dates and campus events. The Academic Calendar  also provides a quick, comprehensive look at important dates throughout the academic year. 
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