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Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design

Coursework options are varied with a program that enables students to tailor their education to fit individual career goals. This is a non-thesis program, which requires 36 hours of graduate level coursework. A minimum of 18 hours must be selected from graduate courses within two divisions of the Davis College, with no fewer than six hours in either division. A three-hour problem report may be included at the preference of the student and approval of the graduate committee members.

The Master of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design may benefit individuals who are seeking a higher paying position, wish to improve chances for admission to a professional school, want to make a career change, start an entrepreneurship, or improve their skills to enhance their current careers.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum graduate admission requirements of West Virginia University, which includes a 2.75 undergraduate GPA. Applicants to this degree program are asked to provide a 500 word Statement of Academic and Professional Goals and Objectives. Prime consideration is given to a program of study tailored to the career goals of the individual student.

Degree Requirements

Satisfactory completion of 36 hours of graduate coursework is required for the Master in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. A minimum of 18 hours must be selected from among graduate courses available within two divisions of the Davis College, with no fewer than 6 hours in either division. No more than 12 hours of independent study may be counted towards the degree. The student must maintain an overall grade-point average of 2.75 in all courses completed as a graduate student. A 3.0 must be attained in all graduate courses approved by a graduate advisory committee for degree completion. This committee shall consist of at least three members representing at least two divisions with at least two being members of the graduate faculty of the college.