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Biomedical Sciences

Graduate education in the Biomedical Sciences at WVU offers the unique opportunity to explore multiple disciplines and areas of research in the biomedical sciences but to also fast track into a dissertation laboratory and a graduate program within one semester. The seven Ph.D. programs in the Biomedical Sciences share a common admission process and a common core curriculum in the first semester. You will rotate through three laboratories during the fall semester with the potential to select a dissertation adviser by the end of the semester.

Doctoral study in these graduate programs allows the development of research and critical thinking skills as well as preparation in career development to prepare you for entry into a myriad of careers in research, teaching, industry, government and other positions that require specialized training at the graduate level.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Graduate Program Application Requirements

All students interested in one of the seven biomedical Ph.D. programs must apply through a common admissions portal. Choice of a specific graduate program occurs during the first year of graduate study after selection of an adviser for your dissertation research and choosing one of the degree-granting programs.

Application includes personal statement, transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must arrange to have official copies of transcripts and tests scores sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510.

Additional Information: HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/resoff/graduate-education/phd-programs/biomedical-sciences/prospective-students/

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​International - January 15 Domestic - February 15

Spring Deadline

​Do Not Admit

Summer Deadline

​Do Not Admit

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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