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Geology  Doctoral


What is Geology at WVU like?


WVU Geology offers both research Master’s and Doctoral degrees as well as a rigorous Master’s professional studies degree. Our graduate program comprises core geology faculty with expertise in the interdisciplinary subfields including:

  • Earth’s system interactions, past and present
  • Energy resources
  • Environmental Geology and Geochemistry
  • Planetary Geoscience

The Geology program has a robust externally funded research program, with active grants from NSF, NASA, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, EPA, National Park Service, and the United States Geological Survey. Graduate students regularly present at national and international conferences and publish their results in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Graduate alumni have successful careers in energy and environmental/hydrology industries, state and federal government, and academia.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: January 15
Spring: October 1

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What are the requirements to apply for Geology at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Geology graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV

Additional considerations for applicants:

  • Students should indicate a preferred graduate faculty advisor.

Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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