What is Forensic Science at WVU like?
The doctorate is a research degree that culminates in a dissertation in an area that is jointly determined between a student and their faculty advisor. 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 PhD 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.
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: January 15