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Animal and Food Science

Two men on a farm with cows Students entering this program may select research and classes to emphasize areas of interest appropriate to the Division of Animal & Nutritional Sciences. Areas include agricultural biochemistry, animal nutrition, animal physiology, and human nutrition and food sciences.


A master’s degree in a related field and:

Grade Point Average/Transcripts

The minimum undergraduate grade point average is 3.0 (on a 4.0-point scale). Please request that previous academic institutions send transcripts to WVU, or mail original or certified copies of transcripts to WVU Graduate Admissions, One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. 

English Language Proficiency

For applicants for whom English is not their first language, a score at or above the indicated threshold is required in any one of the following tests of English language proficiency:

TOEFL Internet-Based = 79
TOEFL Computer-Based = 213
TOEFL Paper-Based = 550
IELTS = 6.5

Please request that the testing agency send the test scores to WVU (the code for WVU is 5904).   

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Scores from the GRE general test (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing) must be submitted.  A minimum combined score of 1000 for the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with an analytical writing score of 4.0. 

Please request that the testing agency send the test scores to WVU (the code for WVU is 5904).  

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must provide three letters of reference from persons acquainted with the applicant’s professional work, experience, or academic background.  Electronic letters will be solicited by WVU after students provide necessary details about their references on the graduate application portal. 

Statement of Interest

Applicants must submit a one or two-page written statement describing the applicant’s previous experience and indicating the applicant’s goals and objectives relative to receiving a graduate degree.  This essay of experiences and interests must be uploaded on the graduate application portal. 

Students who do not met the requirements but have special qualifications or circumstances may be admitted as provisional graduate students if approved by the graduate faculty committee and division director.

Core Courses

Program Contact:
Klandorf, Hillar
Professor of Physiology and Nutrition
2112 Agricultural Sciences
(304) 293-1897