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West Virginia State University

24 months
17342 USD/year
17342 USD/year
7250 USD/year
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The mission of the Biotechnology Program from West Virginia State University is to provide cross-disciplinary education and training in twenty-first century concepts and biotechniques to a diverse group of regional, national and international students. 


Key facts:

  • The Biotechnology Program prepares a cadre of professionals for careers in the diverse industries being revolutionized by Biotechnology and prepares its graduates for advanced education. Through coursework, laboratory work and other academic experiences such as internships, students advance their critical thinking skills, and master the technical skills necessary to solve complex biological problems.
  • At West Virginia State University, you will learn state-of-the-art Biotechnology as you conduct research that addresses environmental, agricultural, and bio-medical problems. Our program provides instruction in the broad field of Biotechnology, as well as specialized training in the many sub-disciplines of Biotechnology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Animal Parasitism
  • Evolution
  • Microbial Genetics
  • The Biology of Fishes
  • Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
  • Principles of Aquaculture
  • Advanced Ecology
  • Animal Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

We require official documents showing:

  • an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, with a strong background in biological and physical sciences.
  • an over-all GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale), and a GPA in the natural sciences of 3.0. For international applicants, we require all post-secondary transcripts to be evaluated by an outside agency such as WES or ECE 
  • minimum scores on the GRE of 140 verbal and 150 quantitative.
  • for all international applicants, a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or an IELTS score of 7.
  • three letters of professional reference, sent directly to the Biotechnology Program.
  • Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      17342 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8671 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      17342 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8671 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      7250 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 3625 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Charleston

    678 - 1130 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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