Clinical and Translational Science
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation
Graduate Program Application Requirements
In addition to the standard WVU graduate application, students applying to the program must also submit these additional requirements with their application:
- A personal statement that addresses their desire to complete a doctoral program in clinical and translational science, a career in biomedical research, and how their background, including their research experiences, have prepared them for this doctoral program
- A résumé or CV that indicates relevant experience and the years and location (institution) of completion of undergraduate degrees and any graduate or professional coursework or degrees
- Three letters of recommendation from professional and / or academic referees, in which the referees clarify how long and in what capacity they have known the applicant and their assessment of the student’s likelihood of success in doctoral-level work
Applications to this program will be reviewed by a program-specific admissions committee. Presently, it is envisioned that this committee will be comprised of one representative from each of the WVU HSC Interdisciplinary Research Centers (Center for Cancer Cell Biology, Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences, Center for Neuroscience, and the WV Stroke Center), the WVCTSI, and the WVU HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education. Additional faculty and / or student representatives may also be included.
Program Application Test RequirementsThe minimum requirements for admission consideration to this program are as follows: • Completed undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher • GRE score of 300 (total; minimum of 150 verbal and 150 quantitative) or MCAT of 28 (total). In the instances where the applicant is a clinician, successful completion of the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 board exams may be accepted in lieu of the GRE or MCAT scores. • TOEFL score where applicable (minimum score requirement depends upon the test taken; standards established by the WVU Office of Admissions, International Graduate Students) • Significant undergraduate coursework in the physical or biological sciences is strongly recommended (1 year of biology, 1 year of math, 1 year of chemistry, and 1 year of social sciences) as is research experience.
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.