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
Program Application RequirementsResume/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.
Fall DeadlineApril 1
Spring DeadlineDOES NOT ADMIT
Summer DeadlineDOES NOT ADMIT
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.