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DOWNLOAD OUR GUIDE: Everything You Need to Know About Applying to Graduate School at West Virginia University
If you’re thinking about applying to an advanced program at West Virginia University, we hope you’ll check out this guide for an in-depth look into the application process for WVU’s advanced programs.
Applying to Graduate School at WVU Guide

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We did the math for you. Review the approximate cost of enrolling in your graduate program of interest by credit hour or semester.

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Tuition Rates

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Tuition Rates Cost Per Year
In-state tuition & fees $10,098
Out-of-state tuition & fees $25,632
Room & board expenses $11,860

(Rates are subject to change. The listed costs are based on two semesters with a minimum of 12 credits each.)


WVU has 245 Graduate and Professional Programs, including graduate certificates.


Several of WVU's programs are ranked among the top 100 Graduate Schools according to U.S News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools. 


WVU students come to Morgantown from 108 nations, every West Virginia county and all 50 U.S. states (plus D.C.)

West Virginia is our home.

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A Guide to Graduate Assistantships at West Virginia University        

This guide was designed to showcase the various graduate assistantships that students at West Virginia University can apply for while enrolled in an advanced academic program. We’ll discuss the benefits of a GA position, what kind of GA positions WVU offers, and next steps for applying to one. [Download the Guide]

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The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education has classified approximately 146 U.S. institutions as having R1 status. R1 universities are at the forefront of research and innovation, and they receive federal or private funding specifically for their academic research.  R1 institutions are recognized as the best research universities in the country — and West Virginia University is one of them. [Explore the Resource]

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The GRE Cheat Sheet -           A Guide to Acing the GRE 

We scoured the web to find the most useful information, practice tests, and prep courses for the GRE available to you. That way, you can focus your time and energy on actually preparing for the GRE instead of spending hours figuring out how to prepare. [Access the Cheat Sheet]

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How to Prep for Top Interview Questions for Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistantships remain one of the most valuable and practical learning opportunities for students today. The Graduate Assistantship application process differs by school, but many universities require applicants to submit an essay, GPA, and in some cases, attend an in-person or virtual interview as part of the process. Interviewing for a Graduate Assistantship may seem stressful to some, we're here to discuss some of the top interview questions for Graduate Assistants, including the kinds of questions you should be prepared to answer.
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Need to Know Tips for How to Apply for Grad School

People choose grad school for all sorts of reasons - to change careers, landing a promotion, nurture a love of lifelong learning - just to name a few. While applying for grad school can see daunting, you can take actionable, practical steps to make the application process easier and (nearly) stress free.
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Virtual Graduate Admissions Session: Every Other Thursday at 11:00am EST

Our weekly Virtual Graduate Admissions Sessions will introduce you to the programs, people and places that make graduate life at WVU the experience of a lifetime. These sessions are held online via Zoom.
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Graduate Campus Tours: Fridays at 1:30pm EST

The WVU Visitors Centers welcome future Mountaineers with one of the most unique visit experiences in the country! We’ll introduce you to the programs, people and places that make being a Mountaineer the experience of a lifetime.

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Be sure to visit the   WVU Calendar  for a full list of important dates and campus events. The   Academic Calendar  also provides a quick, comprehensive look at important dates throughout the academic year. 
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