Prospective Student Funding
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.
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.
Available Funded Graduate Positions
Our graduate program is composed of 13 core geography faculty with expertise in the interdisciplinary subfields of:
- The United States, including Appalachia
Funded Ph.D. students are guaranteed 3 years of funding
through RA or TA positions (contingent upon progress within the program), and
are eligible for continued funding in years 4 and 5, based upon performance.
Funded M.A. students are guaranteed 1 year of funding through RA or TA
positions (contingent upon progress within the program), and are eligible for
continued funding in year 2, based upon performance. All funded positions include
a stipend, a tuition waiver, and health insurance.
Funded Projects for Research Assistants
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 at: https://graduateeducation.wvu.edu/funding-and-cost/scholarships-and-internships
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.