Forensic and Investigative Sciences (D)
The doctorate is a research degree that culminates in a dissertation in an area that is jointly determined between the student and their faculty adviser. Each student takes three core courses and two colloquia as the academic foundation for developing their area of research. WVU is only one of two programs nationally that offers the Ph.D. in forensic science. Our student-centric philosophy creates an environment of strong faculty-student interactions where students are valued as junior colleagues. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the faculty member whose area of expertise aligns best with their interest concomitant with applying to the program.
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio
Graduate Program Application Requirements
At least three recommendations are required from individuals familiar with the student's academic record and potential for graduate study at the doctoral level.
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE scores of at least 300, GPA of at least 3.0 in M.S. program.
Fall DeadlineFebruary 1
Spring DeadlineOctober 15th
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.
Program is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).