Department website: http://resourceeconomics.wvu.edu
Levan Elbakidze, Graduate Program Coordinator
- Doctor of Philosophy in Resource Management
Nature of the Program
The Ph.D. degree is the most advanced degree offered and prepares candidates for work at the highest level of the profession as a faculty member, staff in a research organization or governmental and non-governmental agencies, or as a consultant.
For regular admission, a student must:
- Possess a baccalaureate degree from a college or university and have at least a grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or an average of 3.0 or higher for the last sixty credit hours).
- Submit a written statement of 500 words or more indicating the applicant's goals and objectives relative to recieving a graduate degree, and identify a potential faculty advisor.
*International students have the additional requirement to submit a minimum score of 550 on the paper TOEFL examination or 213 on the electronic TOEFL examination if their native language is not English.
**A standardized graduate examination score (GRE or MCAT) is not required for admission to this degree, however, it is strongly encouraged.
A candidate for the Ph.D. degree in Resource Management must meet all University, College, Division, and Program requirements as outlined in the WVU Graduate catalog.
All Ph.D. degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student develops the plan of study during their first year in the program in conjunction with the graduate committee. The plan must be approved by the Director of the Division and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Davis College.
|A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses applied toward degree requirements.|
|Course Requirements as determined by the Plan of Study|
Major Learning Outcomes
Learning goals for this degree program include:
- Demonstrate the capacity to produce research that can be accepted for publication in leading inter-disciplinary journals that combine ecological or physical sciences with social science disciplines.
- Be proficient in oral and written communication skills in order to have research accepted by and presented at professional conferences.