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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.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Additional Application Information

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, TOEFL scores (International only) 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.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

December 15

Spring Deadline


Summer Deadline


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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