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Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering  Doctoral


What is Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at WVU like?


The objective of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE) graduate programs is to educate and train men and women who will be capable of performing at the highest levels of the petroleum and natural gas engineering profession.

The programs provide students with the advanced technical knowledge and engineering skills needed by the oil and gas industry in the state, the nation and the world. Moreover, the programs will make students competent to perform independent research and will prepare them to be the future providers of high-quality education in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Graduates have the opportunity to enter all phases of the oil and natural gas industry, government agencies and academia in meaningful and important jobs.

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: April 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: May 1

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What are the requirements to apply for Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering 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 Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

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

Additional application considerations:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in petroleum engineering from an ABET-accredited, or an internationally-recognized petroleum engineering program or equivalent with a grade point average (GPA) equal to, or greater than, 3.0 and 3.2, respectively

Certain application requirements may be waived based on a preliminary review of an application by program.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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