The Department of Biology offers graduate courses and research that lead to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the areas of Ecology, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Genomics and Evolutionary Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Behavior and Physiology, Plant Sciences, Cell and Developmental Biology, Biology Education and Forensic Biology. Depending on their interests, graduate students can specialize in any one of these research areas or in any combination of them.
Program Application RequirementsStatement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation
Additional Application Information
Personal Research Statement: A one-page description of any past research activities or experiences and your future research interests. This graduate committee uses this statement to ensure applicants are a good match for the graduate programs offered in the Department of Biology.
Letters of Recommendation: These letters should be written by individuals at a college/university who are in a position to judge your potential as a graduate student.
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineDecember 1
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.
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