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Prospective Student Funding

for Geography graduate students

Teaching Assistantships

The Geography Program offers competitive graduate teaching assistantships to M.A. and Ph.D. students. TAs are employed to work in support of undergraduate courses across environmental geography, geographic information science, and human geography. Applicants who wish to be considered for a TA position should make that request known in their application. Additional funding opportunities may be available through the WVU Center for Resilient Communities and the WV GIS Technical Center.

Research Assistantships

The geography faculty are recruiting for Graduate positions on currently funded projects, with additional funded positions expected to be added for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants interested in the Graduate Research Assistantship described below are strongly encouraged to contact the research faculty prior to applying. In addition to the specific qualifications for these positions, potential candidates must meet the admission standards and be fully accepted into the Geology & Geography Department at WVU.

Departmental Funding Packages

Funded Geography Ph.D. students are generally offered 3 years of funding through RA or TA positions (contingent upon progress and performance within the program), and are eligible for continued funding in years 4 and 5, based upon performance. Funded M.A. students are typically offered 2 years of funding through RA or TA positions (contingent upon progress and performance within the program). All funded positions include a stipend, a tuition waiver, and health insurance.

University Fellowships

WVU offers several fellowships to exceptional incoming Ph.D. students. Potential candidates are nominated by WVU Geography faculty after application to the Program is complete. A full list of awards can be found on the WVU Graduate Education Fellowships website.

Program and University Information: 

WVU has R1 Carnegie Ranking and Geography is a respected Program of Excellence at the university. We are located in Morgantown, a vibrant town located near excellent recreational opportunities and just 75 miles south of Pittsburgh. The Geography Program is housed in a state-of-the-art research facility. WVU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, staff and students committed to working in a multicultural environment. The university welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.