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administrative contact

Becky Secrist
phone: (304) 293-3437

program contact

Justin Legleiter
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
phone: 304-293-3435

Program Details

Program Description

The Chemistry Department at WVU includes research in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Research is a key focus of the 22 faculty members that comprise the department. From July 2011 to June 30, 2012, combined research awards to the department totaled $2.48 million, from funding agencies including NIH, NSF, EPA, DoE, ONR, and ACS-PRF. This level of research funding affords graduate students the opportunity to receive “on-the-job training” on cutting-edge research projects. The moderate size of the department creates an atmosphere of close interaction between the faculty and graduate students.

Career Profile

The training chemistry graduate students receive at WVU provides them with skills and experience in research, and communication, as well as a well rounded background in general areas of chemistry. The success our students have in finding the job they aspire to speaks to the success of the program. Graduates of the program are currently employed in academic, industry, and government positions.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Test Requirements: GRE

English Language Proficiency

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. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: January 15


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.