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Biomedical Sciences  Master's


What is Biomedical Sciences at WVU like?


The MS degree in the Biomedical Sciences is also designed for transition to the biomedical PhD program as the didactic curriculum is similar for both the MS and PhD degrees.

The MS 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 MS 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

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: April 1

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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

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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