GeographyRequest Info About Graduate School
- Major: Geography
- Degree Program: Geography
- Program Web Site
- Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
- Degree Designation: Doctoral (Ph.D.)
The PhD is an advanced research degree, with course work, comprehensive exams, and a major research investigation. Students are expected to be well-grounded in the one or more of the Geography Program's three areas of specialization. The PhD requires 28 hours of academic credit, and typically takes four years of full-time study.
Delivery Methods Available
- on campus
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.
Prospective students should apply online at:
Application Priority Dates and Deadlines
- Fall Priority: Review for GTA positions begin January 15
- Fall Deadline: April 1, or as space remains
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.