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administrative contact

Becky Warnke
phone: 304-293-2421
fax: 304-293-3616

program contact

Joseph Hodge
phone: 304-293-2421
fax: 304-293-3616

Program Details

Program Description

The graduate history program at WVU includes about 80-90 students and 23 faculty. Most students concentrate in US history or Appalachian history, but students may choose to work in other areas supported by the faculty, especially European, African and Latin American history. Students may also pursue minor fields in public history and world history.

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.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: Requires three letters of recommendation
  • Test Requirements: GRE
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

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.

Additional Information

Writing Sample
Official Transcripts

Deadline for applications to be considered for funding opportunities is February 1. April 1 is the deadline if not considered for funding.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: February 1
  • Fall Deadline: April 1


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.