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Plant and Soil Sciences

At the doctoral level graduate students in the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences pursue a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences with an emphasis in Soil Science. Students entering this program may select research and classes to emphasize areas of interest appropriate to the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences. Areas include environmental microbiology, crops agronomy entomology, horticulture, organic agriculture, plant pathology or soil science.

Program Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

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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