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Social and Behavioral Sciences  Doctoral


What is Social and Behavioral Sciences at WVU like?


The mission for the PhD in social and behavioral sciences is to provide state-of-the-art doctoral education in the theory and application of social and behavioral science to a select group of highly qualified and committed students desiring to transform public health.

The program trains students using a research intensive curriculum led by a distinguished faculty at the cutting edge of public health science. This program emphasizes both evidence-based, theory-driven primary prevention of disease and injury and health promotion research and practice.

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: June 1

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What are the requirements to apply for Social and Behavioral 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 Social and Behavioral Sciences graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • GRE
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional application considerations

  • Applicants must submit their application through SOPHAS, only submit the WVU Gradaute Application if you have been invited to do so.

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