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For admission consideration as a degree-seeking graduate student at WVU, the applicant must: 
  • meet the minimum University standard of possessing a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited college or university. 
  • meet the criteria established by the degree program (Be certain to research the webpages for the individual program deadlines and note program specific requirements for admission, as these can vary program to program.  Each program sets its own admission requirements and makes independent admission decisions.   Specific degree programs frequently set higher standards and also may set additional requirements, such as the submission of standardized test scores or letters of recommendation among other items. Details on these program-specific requirements can be found via the Degree Program Database You may also wish to contact a graduate program coordinator regarding specific research interests). 


    Graduate applicants who are not seeking a degree need to possess a bachelor’s degree and a 2.50 undergraduate grade-point average. Admission as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to a degree program. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA for the first 12 hours of WVU graduate coursework and maintain this average as long as enrolled. To be eligible to enter a degree program, the student must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA on all coursework taken since admission as a graduate student. A non-degree graduate student may accumulate unlimited graduate credit hours. If a student is later admitted to a degree program, the faculty of that program will decide what credit, if any, may be applied to the degree. Non-degree students may not apply more than 12 hours of previously earned credit toward a degree. These are the minimum admission requirements. Individual programs often establish higher standards. Please contact the appropriate college or school for complete information on the program of your choice.


    The graduate programs at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center have specific application periods and requirements. Please refer to the following program websites for admission requirements:  

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