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Biomedical Sciences  Doctoral

Overview

What is Biomedical Sciences at WVU like?

Description

The Biomedical Sciences PhD program trains students in an undifferentiated program that provides the opportunity to select one of seven PhD degree-granting programs.

Graduate education in the Biomedical Sciences at West Virginia University offers you 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 Ph.D. programs in the Biomedical Sciences share a common admission’s process. Once admitted, students enter in the undifferentiated Biomedical Sciences program and pursue a common core curriculum in the first semester. You will rotate through 3 laboratories during the fall semester to select a dissertation advisor. To learn more about these programs click through the navigation. While many of these programs are closely aligned with Basic Science departments, faculty across departments can be members of multiple graduate programs. The Prospective Students’ link provides information on application, interviewing, the financial package, and core curriculum.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: December 15

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Biomedical Sciences at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Biomedical Sciences graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional application considerations:

The personal statement should highlight your scientific interests, research experiences that informed these interests, your motivation for continuing your education and for choosing the Biomedical Sciences graduate programs at West Virginia University, and potential career goals. Applications without personal statements will not be reviewed. The personal statement is uploaded in the online application and should include the following:

Scientific Interests: Describe how past experiences have motivated you to choose a career in science

Research: For each previous experience describe: The scientific question, your role, results and conclusions, length of the experience

Career Goals: How does obtaining a PhD support your goals? Describe role models or mentors that assisted in the discussion.

Additional experiences/information: Significant service and leadership activities, accomplishments and awards, overcoming past problems or obstacles, explain gaps in your resume

Certain application requirements may be waived based on a preliminary review of an application by program

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