Admissions and Funding
Students committed to pursuing a Masters or Ph.D degree are typically supported through Graduate Assistantships.
The current minimum stipend is﹩16,000 for master’s level students and ﹩18,500 for doctoral level students (for the 9-month academic year). In addition to a stipend, the support package includes a tuition waiver and personal health insurance paid by the University. Students are responsible for approximately ﹩2,800 in fees for the academic year.
- To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU, an applicant must have a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a closely related field , and hold a GPA of at least 2.75 (relative to a possible maximum of 4.0) in all undergraduate subjects. It is expected that the applicant's undergraduate background include courses in calculus, linear and abstract algebra, differential equations, and real analysis.
- An applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.
- WVU does not require the GRE, and scores are not considered for admission or for funding.
How to Apply:
All applicants to our graduate program must apply online and must submit the following documentation:
- Official bachelor's degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution
- Official MS degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution (if you are applying to the PhD program)
- Three letters of recommendation from evaluators who can address your potential for success in our program
- Statement of purpose (intellectual and professional goals and a short essay on why you want to study at WVU)
- English of proficiency requirement score (international students only)
Information Specific to International Applicants
- To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.
- International students must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend
classes and work as Graduate Teaching Assistants. Applicants from a number of
English speaking countries are exempt from this requirement. WVU accepts many
widely used tests; minimum general scores for admission: TOEFL iBT (79), IELTS
(6.5), Duolingo (105). Students who do not fulfill this requirement can be accepted
provisionally and enroll in the WVU Intensive English (IEP) program.
- *Students with a degree from the following countries: US, Canada, UK, Ireland,
Australia, New Zealand, Liberia, Nigeria, and the Caribbean Commonwealth are
- In addition, students supported as Graduate Teaching Assistants must demonstrate proficiency in spoken English within a year from starting in the program. This can be fulfilled by minimum scores on the speaking sections of the TOEFL iBT (22) , IELTS (7.5), or the True North test offered through WVU.
West Virginia University policies relevant to the application process for international graduate students and how to apply are summarized here: