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administrative contact

Elizabeth Vitullo
phone: 304-293-6579

program contact

Alexander Kurov, PhD., CFA
Associate Professor, Finance Ph.D. Program Coordinator
College of Business & Economics
phone: 304.293.7892

Program Details

Program Description

The program is built around an applied curriculum with a strong theoretical and quantitative foundation. This involves taking doctoral courses, passing a finance comprehensive exam, and defending a dissertation. The doctoral degree has aspects of an apprenticeship that can only be accomplished on campus, working directly with the business faculty, and because teaching on campus is a requirement.

Career Profile

To prepare PhD candidates for university teaching responsibilities, students are expected to teach after their second year in the program. They will work closely with faculty to ensure quality instruction and receive feedback on their development as university-level teachers.

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: GMAT

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 Priority: February 1st


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