The emphasis of the program is to provide a high-quality apprenticeship in research in reproductive biology. The program remains small, by design, but demand for our graduates is strong.
The program, initiated in 1965, is one of only two interdisciplinary programs of long standing in the institution. It is closely associated with and strengthened by the postdoctoral program in endocrinology, which provides additional breadth of experience for students. Faculty members are located in the Division of Animal and Veterinary Science, and the Departments of Biology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physiology and Pharmacology. The faculty role in the program is entirely in the education of graduate students in research. Course offerings for our students come from several departments, with only the course in endocrinology of reproduction (An. Phys. 425) and our seminar and journal club, in the Division of Animal and Veterinary Science, being uniquely designed and offered for students in the program.
Many of our doctoral graduates have gone directly into academic positions or research roles in government or industry without the necessity for postdoctoral education.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsStatement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineFebruary 1
Spring DeadlineOctober 1
Admissions RequirementsStatement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation
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.