West Virginia

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1600 University Avenue
208 Oglebay Hall
PO Box 6121
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 304-293-3169
Director: Keith B. Morris, PhD keith.morris@mail.wvu.edu
Status: Full Accreditation for the Bachelor of Science Degree- Forensic and Investigative Science Program

Founded in 1867, West Virginia University has many different programs for prospective forensic scientists to choose from, including biometric systems, computer forensics, criminology and investigations, forensic accounting and fraud investigation, and forensic and investigative science. Back in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, offering land grants of 30,000 acres of federally owned land to each state for educational institutions. The first graduating class was only made up of 6 graduates. Today, the campus has over 35,000 students at all levels of education.

Admission Requirements

The following items are required for the admission process at WVU:

  • Minimum GPA 3.5
  • Submit test scores
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from any higher education institution
  • Immunization records
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation

Most Recent Class Profile:

Type: Public
# of Total Applicants: N/A
# Students Enrolled: 1,277
# of Males Enrolled: 40%
# of Females Enrolled: 60%
Overall GPA: 3.5
Average GRE Score: Not required
Resident 1st Year Tuition: $5,406
Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $21,624
Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $17,002
Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $68,008