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M.S. Programs


Biomedical Sciences

The M.S. in the Biomedical Sciences is designed to assist in the selection of a career path, albeit industry, teaching, or a professional program, and/or for the transition to a biomedical PhD program.  The degree has a thesis or non-thesis option, the latter with additional elective coursework that should align with career goals.

Exercise Physiology

The Clinical Track Master of Science program in exercise physiology provides course work and laboratory experience that prepares students for careers in adult fitness, hospital or corporate-based wellness programs, or cardiac rehabilitation. The Thesis Track Master of Science program in exercise physiology is intended to give exceptional students knowledge in basic medical and scientific areas to prepare them for entry into advanced research intensive or professional careers.

Health Sciences

The MS in Health Sciences is a 12-month, non-thesis masters program.  The program targets students who desire to enhance their competitiveness for entry into advanced degree programs or who are interested in more in-depth study in the biomedical and public health disciplines.

Public Health


The Master of Science (MS) Program in Biostatistics is meant for college graduates with interest and background in mathematics and statistics who wish to learn both the methodology and the application of biostatistics in the health sciences. The goals of this program are similar to the current MPH in Biostatistics Program in learning objectives; however, MS students will receive a more extensive methodological foundation as well as be expected to take additional statistical courses instead of the “core” public health courses required for any MPH.

Student Health Education

The School Health Masters degree is to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to instill in school-age students the information needed to make healthy decisions regarding well-being.


Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene offers many exciting and unique learning opportunities. The integrated liberal arts and professional curriculum combines many disciplines that provide the student a diverse and strong educational foundation.


The Department of Endodontics at West Virginia University offers a 24 month advanced education Master of Science program. It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in endodontic clinical practice, teaching and research. 


The Department of Orthodontics at West Virginia University offers a 34 month advanced education Master of Science program. The program models a private practice atmosphere with state-of-the-art clinical facilities.


The Department of Restorative Dentistry at West Virginia University offers a three year advanced education Master of Science program. The purpose of this program is to train well qualified dentists in all aspects of prosthodontics.


Master of Science in Nursing

This online program prepares advanced practice nurses in the areas of family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, geriatric nurse practitioner, women's health nurse practitioner, and nursing leadership.


Clinical & Translational Science

The objective of this program is to foster the training and career development of health professionals in clinical and translational research. The target group for this program is junior faculty, fellows, residents, and PhD’s.