West Virginia University Graduate Schools

West Virginia University (referred to as West Virginia) is a Public, 4 years school located in Morgantown, WV. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at West Virginia University is $10,332 for West Virginia residents and $26,676 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,774 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 26,269 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

West Virginia University (referred to as West Virginia) is a Public, 4 years school located in Morgantown, WV. It is classified as a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1930 - Current[Estimated Date]).
West Virginia Directory Information
School NameWest Virginia University (West Virginia)
AddressPO Box 6201, Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone304-293-0111
Webhttps://www.wvu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://admissions.wvu.edu/how-to-apply
Financial Infohttps://financialaid.wvu.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at West Virginia University is $10,332 for West Virginia residents and $26,676 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,774 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 26,269 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 233 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice).
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$26,676
$10,332 for West Virginia Residents
Student Population5,774
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs233 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at West Virginia University is $10,332 for West Virginia residents and $26,676 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $574 for West Virginia residents and $1,482 for out-of-state students.
West Virginia University offers the alternative tuition plans.
West Virginia University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses & Programs
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of West Virginia University is $10,332 for West Virginia residents and $26,676 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.00% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
West Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$9,450-$24,390-
2018-2019$9,990-$25,776-
2019-2020$10,134-$26,154-
2020-2021$10,134-$26,154-
2021-2022$10,332-$26,676-
The graduate school tuition & fees of West Virginia is expensive compared to public graduate schools in West Virginia. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the West Virginia graduate tuition is $16,629 (public) / $12,489 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
West Virginia University$10,332$26,676
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
West Virginia Graduate Schools$10,948$13,940
Public$8,706$16,629
Private$12,489
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,198 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at West Virginia University. On-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $11,830. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,576$2,620$8,340$2,620
2018-2019$10,918$2,620$8,340$2,620
2019-2020$11,062$2,750$8,580$2,750
2020-2021$10,948$3,250$8,580$3,250
2021-2022$10,948$3,250$8,580$3,250
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $574 for West Virginia residents and $1,482 for other students at West Virginia University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.00% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
West Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$525$1,355
2018-2019$555$1,432
2019-2020$563$1,453
2020-2021$563$1,453
2021-2022$574$1,482
The law school tuition at West Virginia University is $24,714 for West Virginia residents and $41,058 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $21,959 for West Virginia residents and $43,289 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at West Virginia University.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at West Virginia University
West Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Dentistry$26,010-$57,708-
Medicine$21,960-$43,290-
Pharmacy$21,978-$43,686-
Law$24,714-$41,058-

Graduate Programs at West Virginia

West Virginia University offers 144 graduate programs for Master's and Doctorate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,083 students have completed their study at West Virginia University.
Offered Degrees at West Virginia University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree9101,480
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship430185
Doctor's degree - other100418
Total14402,083
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at West Virginia University by award level.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Physical Education Teaching and Coaching program with 172 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Medicine program with 117 completers.
West Virginia University offers 144 programs through Master's and Doctorate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 2,083 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,480 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 418 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 14 completers-
Agricultural Economics0-
Animal Sciences9-
Agronomy and Crop Science5-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 27 completers-
Environmental Studies9-
Natural Resource Economics1-
Forestry8-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management9-
Architecture [+] 4 completers-
Landscape Architecture4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 142 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric43-
Journalism6-
Communication Management and Strategic Communications93-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Computer Science9-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance16-
Education [+] 320 completers$39,300
Education70$39,300
Educational Leadership and Administration0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration16-
Educational/Instructional Technology2-
Special Education and Teaching19$40,400
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services23$38,300
Agricultural Teacher Education4$39,200
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching172-
Reading Teacher Education14-
Engineering [+] 87 completers-
Engineering0-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering4-
Chemical Engineering3-
Civil Engineering10-
Computer Software Engineering14-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering3-
Materials Engineering1-
Mechanical Engineering14-
Mining and Mineral Engineering3-
Petroleum Engineering7-
Systems Engineering3-
Industrial Engineering15-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 31 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures9-
Linguistics13-
Applied Linguistics7-
Spanish Language and Literature2-
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 completers-
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management1-
English Language and Literature [+] 14 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Creative Writing7-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing2-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 0 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Biomedical Sciences3-
Genetics0-
Reproductive Biology0-
Exercise Physiology7-
Biostatistics8-
Epidemiology3-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 4 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management4-
Physical Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Chemistry2-
Geology/Earth Science10-
Physics10-
Psychology [+] 13 completers-
Psychology8-
Educational Psychology5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 28 completers-
23-
5-
Human Services [+] 88 completers-
Public Administration34-
Social Work54$38,900
Social Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Geography9-
Political Science and Government5-
Sociology4-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 29 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts4-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts5-
Art/Art Studies3-
Music8-
Music History, Literature, and Theory3-
Music Management6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 189 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist36-
Dental Clinical Sciences8-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist2-
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant14-
Medical Scientist11-
Public Health12$48,300
Occupational Therapy/Therapist38-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor20-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse48$94,500
Business [+] 311 completers$80,800
Business/Commerce135$80,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)56-
Accounting42$53,400
Business/Managerial Economics5-
Finance23-
Labor and Industrial Relations29-
Management Science21-
History [+] 16 completers-
History16-
Total1,480
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 4 completers-
Animal Sciences2-
Plant Sciences2-
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 7 completers-
Natural Resource Economics2-
Forest Sciences and Biology5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 1 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Computer Science3-
Education [+] 1 completers-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration1-
Engineering [+] 41 completers-
Engineering41-
English Language and Literature [+] 1 completers-
English Language and Literature1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences5-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2-
Immunology2-
Genetics1-
Cell Physiology4-
Reproductive Biology0-
Exercise Physiology0-
Oncology and Cancer Biology3-
Epidemiology3-
Neuroscience5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 4 completers-
Sustainability Studies4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 4 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science4-
Physical Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Chemistry15-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Physics8-
Psychology [+] 16 completers-
Psychology10-
Counseling Psychology6-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 3 completers-
3-
Social Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics8-
Geography0-
Political Science and Government3-
Sociology1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 16 completers-
Music16-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders0-
Medical Scientist2-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design5-
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics5-
Public Health1-
Nursing Science1-
Business [+] 1 completers-
Business Administration and Management1-
Business/Managerial Economics0-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total185
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 10 completers-
Education7-
Educational/Instructional Technology2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1-
Legal Studies [+] 104 completers-
Law104-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 304 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist10-
Dentistry46-
Medicine117-
Pharmacy85-
Physical Therapy/Therapist40-
Nursing Practice6-
Total418

Graduate Student Population at West Virginia

For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,774 students enrolled into West Virginia University graduate schools where it has total 26,269 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 4,216 full-time and 1,558 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,617 male and 3,157 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,7742,6173,157
Full-time4,2161,9392,277
Part-tme1,558678880
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 4,317 White (74.77%), 217 Black/African American (3.76%), 183 Hispanic (3.17%), 202 Asian (3.50%), and 855 students with other races. 666 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,7742,6173,157
American Indian/Native American541
Asian20287115
Black/African American217109108
Hispanic1838895
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander541
White4,3171,8722,445
Two More1456877
Un-Known341618
Non-resident Alien666369297
West Virginia University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 2,266 graduate students (39.24% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 2,423 graduate students (41.96% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,774
Enrolled Online Exclusively2,266
Enrolled Some Online Courses2,423
Not in Online Courses1,085
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at West Virginia University. 2,384 students are aged 20 to 24 (41.29% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.02%), 160 students are aged above 50 (2.77%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at West Virginia University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,7742,6173,157
Age 18-19110
Age 20-2115541114
Age 22-242,2299091,320
Age 25-291,757841916
Age 30-34721386335
Age 35-39390207183
Age 40-49358160198
Age 50-641536984
Over 64734
Age Un-Known303

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