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Human and Community Development

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Peter Schaeffer
phone: 304-293-5572

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Peter Schaeffer
phone: 304-293-5572

Program Details

Areas of Emphasis

Human & Community Development

Program Description

The objective of this program is to provide doctoral students the opportunity to study and conduct research with faculty in areas of excellence in the Division of Resource Management, in particular, and in other divisions in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, in general.

All students in the program complete a core consisting of research methods, graduate seminars, and teaching practicum. Students choosing this major may focus their studies and research in the areas of education and human resources development, social and cultural improvement of the community, governmental issues and policy, economic growth and impact, or areas associated with the students’ professional goals developed in consultation with their graduate advisory committee.

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.

  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: 3 letters of recommendation required
  • 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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