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If, after graduating from West Virginia University or any other accredited institution, you find yourself wanting more technical and engineering skills, our graduate program may be the right place for you.

The Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at WVU offers the only program of its kind in West Virginia. State-of-the-art laboratories, internationally respected faculty, interaction with industry, and your own independent research projects will provide you with the tools and experience you need to be successful.

Programs Offered

Master of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Before you consider other universities, consider that the graduates of WVU's PNGE program have historically engaged in the following careers: engineering firm consultants, local and national government researchers, nationally recognized professors, and engineer managers in the oil and gas industry. Job placement for alumni of our graduate programs is 100%!

Curriculum and Course Catalog

Admission Requirements

WVU Admission Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Research, Electronic Theses + Dissertations


WVU Research

Electronic Theses + Dissertations

View Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Graduate Student Job Opportunities