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Genetics and Developmental Biology

The Master of Science in Plant and Soil Sciences is offered to students who wish to study genetics and developmental biology, plant pathology, soil science, agronomy, entomology, applied and environmental microbiology or horticulture. The Master of Science in Genetics and Developmental Biology is an interdisciplinary program involving the faculty and facilities of a number of departments in the various colleges and schools of West Virginia University. Students may major in Genetics or in Developmental Biology.

Program Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

March 31

Spring Deadline

October 31

Summer Deadline


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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