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Search found 561 matches. The Doctor of Philosophy program in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting is designed to prepare qualified individuals for a career in scholarly accounti...

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The Doctor of Philosophy program in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting is designed to prepare qualified individuals for a career in scholarly accounting research and teaching at the university level.

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Students entering this program may select research and classes to emphasize areas of interest appropriate to the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Agricultural Biochemistry, Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, or Production Management.

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From plants to animals to air, microorganisms inhabit every facet of the world. Both beneficial and harmful, microorganisms play important roles in the areas of public health, plant disease, pollution and ecology. This program is ideal for students who want to have a career at the forefront of these industries. Gain professional development and research experience as you further your education in our graduate program.

View the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Master's Major Information

We combine the benefits of a small studio program with the resources and facilities of a major research university. Our graduates are certified to teach grades pre-K through 12 and have a high job placement rate.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Studio Emphasis: Ceramics Studio Emphasis: Graphic Design Studio Emphasis: Intermedia/Photography Studio Emphasis: Painting Studio Emphasis: Printmaking Studio Emphasis: SculptureView the Art Education Bachelor's Major InformationView the Art Education Bachelor's Plan of Study

The Master of Arts degree in Art Education accommodates the seasoned art teacher as well as the inexperienced pre-professional student who is seeking advanced knowledge and/or training in the field of Art Education. Students interested in West Virginia PK-12 Visual Art certification may seek an MA plus certification.

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The Artist Diploma in Music Performance is a one-year graduate certificate designed for the artistic refinement of highly advanced performers. With an emphasis on applied and ensemble study, the program offers a uniquely focused opportunity to further develop both professionalism and artistry in musicians gifted with the ability and motivation to succeed in the contemporary world.

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The mission of the Master of Science in Athletic Training is to develop exceptional sports medicine clinicians who are uniquely qualified to excel within a dynamic healthcare system. Through a collaborative education, research and clinical practice model, the Master of Science in Athletic Training emphasizes evidence-based decision making and applied research, utilizes state-of-the-art technology, and provides unique clinical experiences to cultivate competent and caring healthcare professionals.

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This intentional, relevant, and comprehensive curriculum provides future audiologists the knowledge and skills needed to independently practice the full scope of audiology as caring and competent members of the profession.

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The path to medical, dental, pharmacy or graduate school starts here. Biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics courses will challenge you in the classroom, while you pursue solutions to the world’s biggest issues in the lab — and build the foundation you need for professional or graduate school.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

American Chemical Society (ACS) Track American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) TrackView the Biochemistry Bachelor's Major InformationView the Biochemistry Bachelor's Plan of Study

Biology majors study living organisms and the processes of life. Choose from four areas of emphasis to focus your studies: cellular and molecular biology, ecology and environmental biology, genomics and neuroscience.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Cellular and Molecular Biology Ecology and Environmental Biology Genomics Neuroscience B.A. Biology: Pre-Medical Track B.S. Biology: Pre-Medical trackView the Biology Bachelor's Major InformationView the Biology Bachelor's Plan of Study

The Department of Biology offers graduate courses and research that lead to MS and PhD degrees in the areas of ecology, bioinformatics, genetics, genomics and evolutionary biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, neurobiology, behavior and physiology, plant sciences, cell and developmental biology, biology education and forensic biology.

View the Biology Master's Major Information

The Department of Biology offers graduate courses and research that lead to MS and PhD degrees in the areas of ecology, bioinformatics, genetics, genomics and evolutionary biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, neurobiology, behavior and physiology, plant sciences, cell and developmental biology, biology education and forensic biology.

View the Biology Doctoral Major Information

The focus of the graduate program in biomedical engineering is to prepare students to be skilled in learning and discovering of processes that work to integrate engineering and life sciences for the advancement of human health and medical technologies.

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It should be emphasized that the PhD is primarily a research degree, and therefore the research work for a doctoral dissertation should show a high order of originality on the part of the student and must offer an original contribution to the field of engineering science.

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WVU's Business Data Analytics program is a 12-month online program. Our online flexibility encourages students to simultaneously learn valuable business analysis skills, apply concepts in a real-world setting and experience improved results in an accelerated learning cycle.

View the Business Data Analytics Master's (Online) Major Information

This program provides comprehensive in-depth training in modern areas of cancer biology, with a strong emphasis on cellular and molecular aspects of cancer origin, progression and treatment and a focus on cancer types and issues relevant to international, national and West Virginia populations.

View the Cancer Cell Biology Doctoral Major Information

Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

View the Ceramics Master's Major Information

The Chemistry Department includes research in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Research is a key focus of the 22 faculty members who comprise the department.

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As part of the WVCTSI, educational programs at the graduate level prepare trainees to participate in clinical and translational research. WVU offers a Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science which is designed to develop the next generation of clinical and translational scientists through education and mentored research training.

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The MS in Coaching and Sport Education focuses on the long-term athlete development model as a basic framework. Students acquire a solid foundation in the science of coaching with multiple and varied practical experiences, through applied labs, volunteering and a formal internship. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Sport Science and Technology or Leadership Sport Management.

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The PhD program of study focuses on developing future professionals who will address critical issues in physical education, physical activity and coaching, and develop focused lines of research. Students will work collaboratively with faculty mentors to enhance their critical thinking, knowledge and skills to succeed as productive researchers within university settings, national sports organizations and other settings.

View the Coaching and Teaching Studies Doctoral Major Information

The EdD program of study prepares future professionals for a productive career as educators in the field of physical education and kinesiology or sport education (EdD), teaching and research positions in universities, as well as leadership positions in professional associations/agencies. The EdD students are encouraged to select an applied research specialization designed to enhance success as an academic and professional leader.

View the Coaching and Teaching Studies Doctoral Professional Practice Major Information

The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano provides students wishing to specialize in piano accompaniment an opportunity to study and achieve an advanced degree in this highly demanding and lucrative professional field.

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The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

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We prepare skillful communicators at both the theoretical and applied levels. Choose from four areas of emphasis (health, interpersonal or strategic/organization communication and social media and communication technology) — or complete the integrated communication track for a more general focus.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Health Communication Integrated Communication Interpersonal Communication Social Media and Communication Technology Strategic/Organizational CommunicationView the Communication Studies Bachelor's Major InformationView the Communication Studies Bachelor's Plan of Study

Are you seeking to make a difference in your community? Community developers make a direct impact on our social, economic and environmental quality of life. As social entrepreneurs, we generate the innovative solutions necessary to grapple with the pressing issues communities face around the world. Whether at the level of policymaking or program implementation, WVU’s graduate certificate in Community Development Policy and Practice will prepare you to design and impl ement fair, sustainable and effective outcomes.

View the Community Development Policy and Practice Graduate Certificate (Online) Major Information

The degree of Master of Music may be taken in performance, music education, composition, music theory or music history. At WVU we have created a unique environment where our students can work with a faculty consisting of internationally known performers, pedagogues and scholars.

View the Composition Master's Major Information

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

View the Composition Doctoral Major Information

The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering offers graduate programs aimed at preparing students for both professional and research careers. The department offers MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering that prepare students for careers in design and technical leadership.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

View the Computer Science Master's Major InformationView the Computer Science Master's Plan of Study

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

View the Conducting Doctoral Major Information

Study in the area of costume design takes the student through an introduction to the elements of design, drawing and costume history. The course of study then moves toward an intensive application of designing the character in the world of the play through course work, practical design and construction.

View the Costume Design and Technology Master's Major Information

The Master of Arts program in Counseling offers two areas of concentration. The program prepares counselors to work in either clinical mental health counseling or school counseling. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Community Agency, School Counseling, or Clinical Mental Health.

View the Counseling Master's Major Information

The Master of Fine Arts is the terminal degree in creative writing. MFA students at WVU study within a three-year academic/studio program that combines an apprenticeship to the craft with more traditionally academic elements.

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The Cultural Resource Management Certificate Program (CRM) is housed within the Department of History in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. The graduate-level fifteen-hour certificate is designed to augment nearly any graduate degree at West Virginia University, or it may be obtained independently for non-degree graduate students. We partner with other WVU units and community organizations to perform valuable service for the state and region. Our students and partners alike come from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of needs. Whether it is surveying a historic building or tracing community histories, our program is on the forefront of instruction and service in the world of Cultural Resource Management.

View the Cultural Resource Management Graduate Certificate Major Information

Develop and hone your techniques in a program that offers both experiential and theoretical dance education. You’ll study a variety of dance genres and subjects — ballet, modern, jazz, tap, world dance, choreography, dance history and dance criticism.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

View the Dance Bachelor's Major InformationView the Dance Bachelor's Plan of Study

The MS in Design and Merchandising focuses on research addressing design interaction and inclusive design; environmental sustainability; applications of new materials and technologies; new forms and new product design; and new developments in the history of design criticism and curation.

View the Design and Merchandising Master's Major Information

Learning is a continual process from infancy to old age. Graduates of our program understand the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that occur across the lifespan and their impact on learning. Graduates of our program also develop a strong understanding of research methods and design.

View the Educational Psychology Master's (Online) Major Information

The Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Practice meets the interests and professional needs of future scholars in the areas of teaching and learning (across various subjects, in- and out-of-school contexts, and ages/grades); teacher education and development (across various subjects and professional levels); and social, cultural, and critical studies in education.

View the Educational Theory and Practice Doctoral Major Information

The program requires a minimum of 30 months of full-time residency in the School of Dentistry and is designed to qualify dentists for careers in endodontic clinical practice, teaching and research.

View the Endodontics Master's Major Information

The Energy Environments graduate program (M.S.) is designed to prepare students with the advanced coursework, practical work and research experience needed to succeed in professions that are rapidly developing at the intersections of energy and environment.

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The goal of the JD/LLM in Energy and Sustainable Development Law is to give our law students added expertise in a dynamic and vital legal field. The JD/LLM is a fast-track program that can be completed in 3-1/2 years instead of the traditional four years (which also means saving a semester's tuition).

View the Energy Law and Sustainable Development Master's Major Information

Majoring in English develops skills in communication, research, critical thinking and focused creativity. You’ll deepen your understanding of people and cultures while learning how to use language effectively in a variety of contexts.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Professional Writing and Editing Creative WritingView the English Bachelor's Major InformationView the English Bachelor's Plan of Study

The doctoral program in English develops fluency in the critical discourses of the profession and prepares graduates to teach English professionally on the post-secondary level, or to enter a wide range of alternate academic careers.

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M.S. in Entomology provides students the opportunity to take courses and conduct original, master’s-level research. The educational experience obtained through courses and research is expected to provide students with the background and expertise to excel. Entomology is critical to maintaining agriculture and forest productivity, solving environmental problems, and promoting economic development in the state.

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M.S. in Environmental, Soil, & Water Sciences provides students the opportunity to take courses and conduct original, master’s-level research in their areas of specialization. The educational experience obtained through courses and research is expected to provide students with the background and expertise to enter doctoral programs or professional careers as agronomists, entomologists, microbiologists, horticulturists, and plant pathologists or soil scientists. These disciplines are critical to maintaining agriculture and forest productivity, solving environmental problems, and promoting economic development in the state.

View the Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences Master's Major Information

The Division of Plant and Soil Sciences has programs at both the master’s and doctoral level to offer to prospective graduate students. Currently at the master’s level there are six graduate programs. If you are interested in a master’s degree you would enroll in the MS in Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences.

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The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is designed for those who wish to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for epidemiologic practice and research. This degree will be appropriate for persons interested in a career studying the relationship of risk factors to a variety of disease, injury and other health-related states.

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The PhD in Epidemiology prepares students for careers in research, teaching and consulting. Students develop research and teaching skills in epidemiology through coursework and practice opportunities.

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The PhD in Epidemiology prepares students for careers in research, teaching and consulting. Students develop research and teaching skills in epidemiology through coursework and practice opportunities.

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This two-year program has two tracks. Clinical track students take course work, obtain experience in various medical settings and work with populations with varied health problems. The thesis track is designed for students who want an intensive research training experience to prepare for further training in a PhD, MD or similar postgraduate program.

View the Exercise Physiology Master's Major Information

Our PhD program is intended to give exceptional students knowledge in basic medical and scientific areas to prepare them for careers as effective and knowledgeable researchers and teachers in the broad field of exercise physiology/kinesiology.

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We stress hands-on learning. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner, Certified Valuation Analysis and Certified Financial Analyst exams.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Banking Corporate Finance and Valuation Energy Finance Financial Planning Investments Risk Management and Insurance General Finance Wealth ManagementView the Finance Bachelor's Major InformationView the Finance Bachelor's Plan of Study

WVU is a CFA Institute Partner School through the MS Finance program. Graduates are prepared to sit for examination for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and graduates boast a high pass rate on all three testing levels.

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The program is designed to be completed in four or five years, depending on the student's background, interests and dissertation progress. The program of study requires the satisfactory completion of coursework plus dissertation research.

View the Finance Doctoral Major Information

The doctorate is a research degree that culminates in a dissertation in an area that is jointly determined between a student and their faculty advisor. Each student takes three core courses and two colloquia as the academic foundation for developing their area of research.

View the Forensic Science Doctoral Major Information

Students seeking admission for the degree of Master of Science in Forestry (M.S.F.) should have completed an undergraduate curriculum in forestry. A student whose undergraduate degree is in a field other than forestry will ordinarily be required to take supplemental undergraduate courses. Candidates for the degree may pursue an emphasis in forest resources management or wood science and technology. Within their selected area of emphasis, candidates may focus their studies on arboriculture, bio-energy, bio-fuels, forest biometry, forest business, forest ecology, forest economics, forest hydrology, forest management, forest operations, forest soils, silviculture, wood composites, wood marketing, wood science and technology, or urban forestry.

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The MA in Game Design at WVU is a 30-credit program for emerging game designers seeking to further their credentials for career advancement. All courses are online except for the annual Game Design Residency (ART 502), an on-campus game design conference that takes place each summer. During this four-day session each student has an opportunity to hear from leading game designers, meet their WVU faculty, network with potential employers and share their game design project with peers.

View the Game Design Master's (Online) Major Information

The Master of Science in Genetics and Developmental Biology is an interdisciplinary program involving the faculty and facilities of a number of departments in the various colleges and schools of WVU. Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Biochemical and Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics, Immunogenetics, Mutagenetics, Toxicology, Human Genetics, Plant Genetics, Population and Quantitative Genetics, Animal Breeding, Molecular Aspects of Development, Experimental Morphogenesis, Teratology, Regeneration, Oncology, Descriptive Embryology, and Life Cycles of Animal and Plants.

View the Genetics and Developmental Biology Master's Major Information

The PhD in Genetics and Developmental Biology is particularly well suited for students interested in emphasizing plant, animal, microbial (bacterial or fungal), or insect genetics or developmental biology. Students in the program learn research approaches such as genomics, analysis of gene expression, metabolic engineering, functional analyses of genes, evolutionary development, and conservation genetics Students may choose an Area of Emphasis (AOE) in Biochemical and Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics, Immunogenetics, Mutagenetics, Toxicology, Human Genetics, Plant Genetics, Population and Quantitative Genetics, Animal Breeding, Molecular Aspects of Development, Experimental Morphogenesis, Teratology, Regeneration, Oncology, Descriptive Embryology, and Life Cycles of Animal and Plants.

View the Genetics and Developmental Biology Doctoral Major Information

Geography opens worlds of discovery. You’ll learn to analyze the variation of human activity that exists among places, regions and countries, and examine the relationship between the natural environment and human activities.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Geographic Information Science Global Environmental Change Globalization and DevelopmentView the Geography Bachelor's Major InformationView the Geography Bachelor's Plan of Study

The PhD is an advanced research degree, with coursework, comprehensive exams and a major research investigation. Students are expected to be well-grounded in the one or more of the Geography program's three areas of specialization.

View the Geography Doctoral Major Information

Geology is a dynamic field of natural science that aims to understand how the Earth works and provide solutions to pressing global challenges such as global climate change, evolving demands for energy and water, and environmental issues.

View the Geology Master's Major Information

WVU Geology offers both research Master’s and Doctoral degrees as well as a rigorous Master’s professional studies degree. Our graduate program comprises core geology faculty with expertise in the interdisciplinary subfields including:

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Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

View the Graphic Design Master's Major Information

The MS program in the Health Sciences emphasizes enhancing knowledge in the biomedical and public health disciplines to increase the student’s competitiveness for admission to professional or graduate programs and/or to augment the student’s career potential.

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The Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) program emphasizes population-based, health services delivery and outcomes and policy research. Health services research examines how people get access to healthcare, how much care costs and what happens to patients as a result of this care. Outcomes research evaluates the effectiveness of health care interventions through changes in outcomes such as improvements in patient functional status, satisfaction with care, morbidity, and mortality. Data collected from outcomes research provide patients, health care providers, and payers of health services information about what does and does not work in real life settings.

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The Healthcare Master of Business Administration, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, is for those seeking a career in the field, or for current healthcare professionals who want to expand their skillset to take on leadership roles within their organization.

View the Healthcare MBA Master's (Online) Major Information

The new Ph.D. program in higher education focuses on preparing future scholars, faculty, and policy analysts who will critically analyze higher education issues and chart the future of colleges and universities. Students in this program will be prepared to conduct new research and undertake leadership roles in higher education.

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The graduate History program includes about 80-90 students and 23 faculty. Most students concentrate in U.S. history or Appalachian history, but students may choose to work in other areas supported by the faculty, especially European, African and Latin American history. There is a special MA program in Public History.

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The graduate History program at WVU includes about 80-90 students and 23 faculty. Most students concentrate in U.S. history or Appalachian history, but students may choose to work in other areas supported by the faculty, especially European, African and Latin American history.

View the History Doctoral Major Information

Plants are the root of what makes our world healthy and beautiful. Our students study the physiology, culture, harvest, quality control, sales and utilization of horticultural crops.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Specialty Crop Production Landscape and Turf Management Public Horticulture Plant Health Management Plant Science Entrepreneurship/Agriculture BusinessView the Horticulture Bachelor's Major InformationView the Horticulture Bachelor's Plan of Study

Horticulture is the science of the production, processing and marketing of fruit, vegetable, greenhouse and landscape crops. Students in the Horticulture program study the physiology, culture, harvest, quality control, sales and utilization of horticultural crops.

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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.

View the Human and Community Development Doctoral Major Information

The PhD in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis will prepare students from diverse backgrounds to serve as professionals that are knowledgeable about the immune system of humans and other mammals, how the immune system functions and the consequences of its malfunction on the health of the host.

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Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

View the Intermedia and Photography Master's Major Information

The program is designed to prepare students for independent jazz teaching, public school teaching, college or university studio or group teaching, ensemble coaching and the teaching of jazz improvisation and pedagogy at the college of university level.

View the Jazz Pedagogy Master's Major Information

Landscape architecture is the design and planning profession that applies both art and science to achieve the best use of land. Landscape architects design the setting for a variety of land uses ranging from residential to industrial development while providing stewardship for the natural environment.

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Our Ph.D. program positions students for success through extensive research and teaching apprenticeships, support to accomplish authentic research milestones – including published journal articles and national conference presentations, funding for at least three years, and carefully scaffolded coursework designed to guide doctoral work at each stage of the process. Each cohort travels through core courses and milestones together, providing a peer network to complement faculty support.

View the Learning Sciences & Human Development Doctoral Major Information

The Master of Legal Studies program (part of the Division of Public Administration) is designed to build greater public understanding of law and the legal system, to provide graduates with the ability to apply knowledge and skill gained to performing their jobs more effectively and/or pursue further career opportunities and to provide private and public sector organizations the benefit of enhanced expertise of their employees.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Healthcare Homeland Security Justice SystemView the Legal Studies Master's (Online) Major Information

The M.A. program in Linguistics includes 30 hours of core and elective courses and is designed to provide students with a well-rounded perspective on the field. Students also have the opportunity to engage in research projects that reflect their interests within a given subject and that serve to complement and augment the information imparted through in-class activities. The program may be completed either by taking comprehensive exams, or by writing and defending a Master's thesis. The program is intended both for students seeking preparation for doctoral studies in linguistics or a related field, as well as for those seeking a terminal professional degree with a goal of pursuing careers in language related fields.

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The Graduate Certificate in Linguistics is a 12-hour program that provides students with foundational knowledge in the science of human language: what is the nature of human linguistic knowledge, how is that knowledge acquired, and how human linguistic behavior makes use of such knowledge.

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The Management PhD program is a small, high quality, full-time, residential program designed to prepare qualified individuals for careers in scholarly research and teaching at the university level.

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If you’re interested in business, psychology or social studies, you may be well-suited for Marketing. This major covers everything from advertising to market research, and you can choose from three areas of emphasis to personalize your plan of study.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Digital Marketing Promotions Professional Sales Sustainable Pathways to Markets Start Up/High Tech MarketingView the Marketing Bachelor's Major InformationView the Marketing Bachelor's Plan of Study

If you’re interested in business, psychology or social studies, you may be well-suited for Marketing. This major covers everything from advertising to market research, and you can choose from three areas of emphasis to personalize your plan of study. All coursework for this program is completed online.

View the Marketing Bachelor's (Online) Major Information

This is a full-time, residential program that seeks to prepare students to contribute to the marketing discipline though the discovery, development and dissemination of knowledge.

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West Virginia University’s 12-month, full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program delivers results for students by offering exciting experiential-learning projects, consultative engagements, and opportunities to develop enhanced business acumen - yielding the essential professional skills that are needed for top job placement. MBA students represent a diverse selection of academic backgrounds, including the liberal arts, the sciences, engineering, and business.

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Mathematics can be found in almost every sector of the world. Our faculty’s interdisciplinary approach to mathematics will prepare you for careers as research analysts, technical consultants, computer scientists, educators and systems engineers.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Actuarial Science Computational Mathematical Science Mathematics Biology Mathematics Education Physical Applied Mathematics Pure MathematicsView the Mathematics Bachelor's Major InformationView the Mathematics Bachelor's Plan of Study

The master's degree program offers specializations in pure and applied mathematics, each with different requirements. The master's degree programs are designed either for students who intend to go on to pursue a PhD in Mathematics, or for those planning to seek employment in education, government or industry.

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The Department of Mathematics offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The Ph.D. program provides for a common core of fundamental mathematics followed by specialized studies culminating in an original research dissertation directed by a faculty advisor. Depending on the student's program and interests, there are diverse career opportunities available in education, government, and industry.

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The MM in Music Education is designed to cultivate continued development of professional competence beyond the baccalaureate degree. High levels of musicianship and pedagogical expertise are integrated into a comprehensive program of study.

View the Music Education Master's Major Information

Covering a complete range of today’s music industry commerce and products, and analyzing progressive stages in its various product life cycles within the current global external environment (from creation and transformation to consumption, commercial exploitation, and feedback), the program methodically builds and widens students’ perspectives of the music industry’s fundamental regulatory and commercial mechanisms, along with the skills to manage and operate its systems.

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The MM in Music Theory is intended for performers and music educators who desire advanced training in the analysis of Western art music and preparation for teaching basic musicianship in either a high school or college setting.

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The MA in Music Theory is intended for performers and music educators who desire advanced training in the analysis of Western art music and preparation for teaching basic musicianship in either a high school or college setting.

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The Ph.D. in Natural Resources Science is an interdisciplinary program that allows doctoral students the opportunity to specialize in a range of competencies. As a graduate student in the School of Natural Resources, you’ll advance your research knowledge and prepare to become a leader in your chosen field. With the guidance and support of faculty mentors, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of and appreciation for the principles of economics, stewardship and sustainability of our natural resources.

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Neuroscience is one of the hottest fields of science that combines molecular and genetic, cellular, network and behavioral levels of analysis. This program will propel you into rewarding and lucrative careers in science, medicine, government and private industry, either with or without an additional advanced degree.

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Behavioral Neuroscience Cellular, Molecular, Systems NeuroscienceView the Neuroscience Bachelor's Major InformationView the Neuroscience Bachelor's Plan of Study

The Neuroscience Graduate Program offers interdisciplinary biomedical research training leading to the PhD or MD/PhD degrees. Reflecting the nature of contemporary neuroscience, our interdisciplinary graduate program comprises faculty from basic and clinical departments. Program mentors are drawn from the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and the adjacent National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Centers for Disease Control providing training opportunities in basic, applied, translational and clinical neuroscience. This environment affords our faculty and students prime access to the state-of-the-art resources needed to conduct world-class neuroscience research.

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The DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program prepares registered nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) through a rigorous, challenging curriculum based on the Standards of Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) and the DNP Essentials of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Only offered as a full-time program, students are required to take 88 credits over 3 years or 9 continuous semesters.

View the Nurse Anesthesia Doctoral Professional Practice Major Information

Baccalaureate prepared nurses can obtain a master's degree in nursing through our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program which is offered primarily online. The MSN program can be completed in 46 credit hours. Upon completion of the MSN requirements, students will have the ability to sit for advanced practice certification. Specialty tracks prepare students to certify as pediatric and family nurse practitioners.

View the Nursing Master's (Online) Major Information

Occupational therapy (OT) professionals provide services to people of all ages with physical, mental, developmental or emotional disabilities. Assessment and treatment focus on developing an individual’s capacity to function independently in self-care, leisure or work activities at home and in the community.

View the Occupational Therapy Master's Major Information

Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

View the Painting Master's Major Information

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

View the Performance Doctoral Major Information

The program requires a minimum of 34 months (three academic years and two summers) of full-time residency in the School of Dentistry. It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in periodontic clinical practice, teaching and research.

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Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us and the world beyond us. It is the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, engineering, oceanography, seismology and astronomy (and can be applied to biology or medical science).

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Applied Physics Astro/Space Physics Biophysics Computational Physics Materials Science Medical Physics Physics Teaching Professional PreparationView the Physics Bachelor's Major InformationView the Physics Bachelor's Plan of Study

Piano Pedagogy is designed to provide advanced training to help prepare students to teach piano successfully in an independent studio, community music program or college. The program offers a variety of courses and comprehensive experience in individual and group piano instruction.

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The educational experience obtained through courses and research is expected to provide students with the background and expertise to enter professional careers as agronomists, entomologists, microbiologists, horticulturists, and plant pathologists or soil scientists. These disciplines are critical to maintaining agriculture and forest productivity, solving environmental problems, and promoting economic development in the state.

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At the doctoral level graduate students in the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences pursue a PhD in Agricultural Sciences with an emphasis in Soil Science. Students entering this program may select research and classes to emphasize areas of interest appropriate to the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences. Areas include environmental microbiology, crops agronomy entomology, horticulture, organic agriculture, plant pathology or soil science.

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The Plant Pathology graduate program is ideal for students who desire a career in plant health, food security or the environment. Graduates will be prepared to be leaders and productive team members in plant pathology and related disciplines.

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Studying political science will help you understand why courts make the decisions they do, why legislatures pass the laws they do and why countries make the choices they make in the international arena.

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American Politics and Policy Elections and Campaigns International Relations, Comparative Politics and National Security Pre-Law and Legal StudiesView the Political Science Bachelor's Major InformationView the Political Science Bachelor's Plan of Study

This program prepares nurses who have already earned a master’s degree, or higher, in nursing to sit for the national certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The post-graduate FNP certificate program requires a minimum of 16 credits that are earned in 4 courses. Two courses are clinical, affording the student the opportunity to complete the 600 hours of supervised clinical practice as required in order to sit for the national certification examination. Two courses are didactic and offered via webcast and the internet, affording the student the opportunity to take these courses off-campus.

View the Post-MSN Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate (Online) Major Information

This program prepares nurses who have already earned a master’s degree, or higher, in nursing to sit for the national certification examination offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). The post-graduate PNP certificate program requires a minimum of 16 credits that are earned in 4 courses. Two courses are clinical, affording the student the opportunity to complete the 600 hours of supervises clinical practice with child populations as required in order to sit for the national certification examination. Two courses are didactic and offered via webcast and the internet, affording the student the opportunity to take these courses off-campus.

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Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

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This degree prepares students for career opportunities with federal or state agencies, educational institutions, profit and non-profit organizations, or as independent consultants. Graduates will also have a strong foundation for entry into a doctoral degree program.

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The program requires a minimum of 34 months (three academic years and two summers) of full-time residency in the School of Dentistry. It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in prosthodontic clinical practice, teaching and research.

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The behavioral neuroscience area of emphasis is the newest and fastest growing area in the Department of Psychology. Students in behavioral neuroscience work closely with highly experienced faculty to study the biological bases of behavior. Training in behavioral neuroscience prepares students for a career in research in academics, academic medicine, government and/or industry.We expect our graduates to succeed in research, with an emphasis on publishing and obtaining extramural funding to support their work. We also foster strong mentorship skills, so that our students are prepared to teach their skills and way of thinking to their own students upon completion of our program. Our graduates make significant contributions to solving important problems in their field.

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The Clinical and Clinical Child Psychology areas of emphasis jointly comprise West Virginia University’s accredited doctoral training program in Health Service (Clinical) Psychology. It has been accredited continuously by the American Psychological Association since 1966. In 2020, the program was re-accredited for ten years, with the next site visit scheduled to occur in 2030.

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The Clinical and Clinical Child Psychology areas of emphasis jointly comprise West Virginia University’s accredited doctoral training program in Health Service (Clinical) Psychology. It has been accredited continuously by the American Psychological Association since 1966. In 2020, the program was re-accredited for ten years, with the next site visit scheduled to occur in 2030.

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The Ph.D. in developmental psychology combines breadth of training in perspectives on normal development across the life span with depth and rigor of training in an area of specialization selected by the student. The program produces disciplined researchers who are also skilled classroom instructors. Students are funded via teaching and research assistantships.

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Founded on the principle of social justice, the concept of public health ensures that all citizens have the opportunity for good health. It is the art and science of protecting and improving population health through education, service and prevention.

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Community and Population Health Patient Navigation Public Health SciencesView the Public Health Bachelor's Major InformationView the Public Health Bachelor's Plan of Study

The public history program trains historians who work in the public sector by grounding them in traditional research methodology learned in seminars and through public history courses designed to give students practical experience conducting client-based research. The work of public historians often requires a distinct set of research skills that moves beyond traditional archival research and historiographical argumentation. All students in public history learn to incorporate visual and material culture into historical narratives, use place as the center of historical analysis, and develop written and digital narratives that convey historical complexity that can engage public audiences.

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The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources offers program options leading to the master of science for students who wish to major in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources. Students selecting this graduate program may focus on field-related specialties including (but not limited to) recreation management and policy, environmental interpretation, and natural resource-based tourism. All students are required to complete a total of thirty-five credit hours and complete a thesis.

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Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

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The mission for the PhD in social and behavioral sciences is to provide state-of-the-art doctoral education in the theory and application of social and behavioral science to a select group of highly qualified and committed students desiring to transform public health.

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Social work is a valuable profession with broad opportunities to serve local, national and international populations. The MSW program at WVU educates graduate students in advanced integrated practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities so that they can effectively address social and human problems across a wide range of practice areas.

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Social work is a valuable profession with broad opportunities to serve local, national and international populations. The MSW program at WVU educates graduate students in advanced integrated practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities so that they can effectively address social and human problems across a wide range of practice areas.

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This is the first doctoral sociology program in the state of West Virginia. It emphasizes foundational course work in sociology, including theory, methods and statistics, as well as courses and independent research in an area related to the department’s specializations in crime, community and culture.

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The MA program in Spanish is intended for students who seek specialized knowledge in order to pursue a teaching career in Spanish, as well as for students who plan to prepare for doctoral studies in Hispanic literatures, cultures, or linguistics.

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The online MS program in Sport Coaching prepares lifelong learners who are adaptable to the modern demands of the coaching profession. This curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective coach with youth and adolescent athletes.

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The online MS program in Sport Management prepares students to become marketable professionals in the dynamic sport industry.tudents collaborate with highly qualified experts in the academy and leaders within the sport industry.

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Comprehensive Sport Industry Management Interscholastic Athletic AdministratorView the Sport Management Master's (Online) Major Information

The on-campus MS program in Sport Management prepares graduate students to compete in the global job market as industry leaders. This unique curriculum features courses that provide real-world training in athletics compliance and sport finance.

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The Sustainable Trails curriculum welcomes students from various fields who are interested in trails development, programming and management, as well as design. The graduate certificate program in Sustainable Trails Development provides a great synergy with local trail development and programming efforts, including WVU’s 2020 International Mountain Bicycling Association Trail Accelerator Grant.

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The M.A. program in TESOL prepares teachers to teach English as a second language in an English-speaking setting as well as English as a foreign language in countries around the world. The program includes 30 hours of coursework focusing on language, linguistics, literature and culture in conjunction with different aspects of teaching English, while balancing both the theoretical and practical aspects of TESOL.

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Technical production encompasses the design, construction and implementation of scenery using a wide array of technologies, materials and techniques. Students gain hands-on experience in planning and managing the process from design to strike.

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The Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Art provides additional training for art teachers. This field offers new professional opportunities to art educators who are trained, knowledgeable, and versed in therapeutic art concepts and technical skills within their teaching practice in the PreK-12 classroom.

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Not sure about a major? You are not alone. Many first-year students start college as undecided/undeclared students. At WVU you’ll have the guidance and support to explore majors, create an academic plan and turn your lifelong passion into a successful career.

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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 degrees with an MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources and a PhD in Forest Resources available.

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The Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate consists of 15 hours of graduate-level work in women’s studies, using those courses that are approved by the women’s studies curriculum committee as primary or component courses for the women’s studies program.

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