Human and Community DevelopmentRequest Info About Graduate School
- Major: Human and Community Development
- Degree Program: Resource Management and Sustainable Development
- Program Web Site
- Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
- Degree Designation: Doctoral (Ph.D.)
Areas of Emphasis
Human & Community Development
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.
Prospective students should apply online at:
Application Priority Dates and Deadlines
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.