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Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

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administrative contact

Kyle Hartman
Assistant Director
Forestry and Natural Resources
phone: 304-293-4797
fax: 304-293-3825

program contact

James T. Anderson
Program Coordinator
Forestry and Natural Resources
phone: 304-293-3825
fax: 304-293-2441

Program Details

Program Description

The Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program is dedicated to developing the next generation of young fisheries and wildlife professionals. This program offers two levels of advanced degree with a Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources and a PhD in Forest Resources available. At the MS or PhD level, students work closely with their faculty advisor and mentor to develop a unique research program that will prepare them for a career in this field. Students typically focus on either Wildlife or Fisheries for these advanced degrees. Course work for these degrees varies depending upon the career goals of the student, past course history, and educational needs for the intended research project. Typically all students take two semesters of Statistics (STAT 511 and 512) and an advanced GIS class.

Students interested in graduate study in our program can apply online through the graduate admissions office, but are encouraged to contact faculty members who may share their research interests.

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.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: Requires three letters of recommendation
  • 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: February 1
  • Spring Deadline: October 1


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.