The M.S. degree in the Biomedical Sciences at WVU is also designed for transition to the biomedical Ph.D. program as the didactic curriculum is similar for both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
The M.S. degree in the Biomedical Sciences has a thesis or non-thesis option and can be completed in 2 years.
Students who would like to enhance their competitiveness for entry into advanced professional and graduate programs or who are interested in integrating their studies in the disciplines of biomedical and public health sciences should consider the M.S. of Health Sciences.
As an incoming student, you will:
- start your graduate studies with an orientation that will prepare you to successfully transition into graduate studies, and allow you to interact with an orientation advisor, faculty, and resident students at social events while enjoying the outdoors
- have the opportunity to match with a faculty mentor upon matriculation or conduct at least one rotation before matching with a mentor
- take a course in scientific writing during the summer of year 2
- have the opportunity to participate in seminar series, workshops, and field experiences focused on non-academic careers
Graduates obtained competitive job positions or advanced to Ph.D. or professional programs such as:
- U.S. Air Force
- Biomedical Ph.D. program at West Virginia University
- Pharm.D. applicant at West Virginia University
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineFebruary 15
Admissions RequirementsResume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement
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.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.