Skip to main content
WVU has announced plans for on-campus classes this fall, with base tuition and fees unchanged. Visit the Return to Campus website for the latest.

Graduate Application Process

The admission deadline occurs annually on January 15.

Step 1

Apply to West Virginia University Graduate School online at: This application will require you to upload your transcripts, resume, letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, and pay an application fee.

Step 2

Submit your portfolio to the WVU School of Art & Design at

Applicants may be required to take additional course work after careful review of undergraduate transcripts.

After your WVU application has been submitted, the School of Art & Design will notify you and the Office of Admissions of the results of your portfolio review.

Assistantships and Financial Aid

Applicants may also apply to one of several fully funded Teachings Assistantships. Many students who do not have assistantships still receive financial support from the School in the form of tuition waivers. Applicants may also apply for financial aid through the  university financial aid office.

International Applicants

International Applicants are required to submit qualifying TOEFL scores, and may be required to submit additional supporting documents.

Questions about the Graduate Application Process?  

Contact Joe Lupo, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: (304) 293-2703 | Email: