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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students who wish to enter a graduate program must submit a completed application and transcripts of all college work completed and must have a 3.0 GPA on all courses accepted for graduate credit. To be eligible to the Ph.D. program, a candidate should have a Bachelor or Master degree in engineering from either an accredited program in engineering or a recognized international program in engineering. Candidates who hold a B.S. or M.S. degree in computer science, the physical sciences, or mathematics will be considered for admission.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

To be eligible for admission to a designated M.S. degree program, a candidate must hold or expect to receive a corresponding designated Bachelor's degree in the same or allied field from either an ABET accredited program in engineering, or an internationally recognized program in engineering. Non-calculus based degrees are not sufficient qualifications for admission to any of the graduate programs offered by the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources with the exception of the Computer Science, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, and Software Engineering programs. Students wishing to pursue a Master of Science Degree who do not hold a correspondingly named Bachelor degree may be admitted into either a discipline-designated program (including the M.S. degrees in Computer Science, Occupational Hygiene, Safety Management, and Software Engineering) or the undesignated Master of Science in Engineering degree program, depending on their credentials. Such students will normally be required to obtain a baccalaureate level of proficiency in subjects directly related to their area of graduate study by taking undergraduate prerequisite courses, either prior to starting or as an integral part of their M.S. degree program. The degree designation and additional course requirements will be determined by the department admitting the student.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. A minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL is required. IELTS score 6.5 minimum.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Requirements are the same as for Resident Students.

Residency Requirements

Two semesters of full-time attendance at the Morgantown campus is required, consisting of a minimum of nine credit hours each. A summer schedule, consisting of registration in both sessions and completion of a minimum of nine hours, is considered equivalent to a one-semester residence.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students transferring from another institution follow the same application procedures as those outlined for new students. A student wishing to apply credit earned at another institution must submit the "Application For Transfer of Graduate Credit to WVU" form and have an official transcript from the institution forwarded to the WVU Office of Admissions. The approval of transfer credit is at the discretion of the student's advisory and examining committee.