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administrative contact

Karen Smith
phone: 304-293-7859
fax: 304-293-2233

program contact

Stratford Douglas
phone: 304-293-7863
fax: 304-293-5652

Program Details

Program Description

WVU offers a flexible master of arts (MA) degree program. It is intended to be a degree obtained on the way to the PhD. Usually students are admitted directly into the PhD program even if they do not have a prior master's degree. In a few cases, the MA program is appropriate and available as a terminal degree option.

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.

  • Recommendations: 3.0 GPA required
  • Test Requirements: GRE minimum total of 1000,analytical writing minimum of 3.0,

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: March 1


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Business programs of the College of Business and Economics are fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business International.