The Biomedical Sciences reside in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. As a student, you will enter as an undifferentiated student and take core coursework and conduct at least three research rotations during your first semester. You will have the opportunity to select a graduate program from one of seven Ph.D. degree-granting programs and a faculty dissertation mentor during the first year of study.
The PhD program in clinical and translational science has been developed in response to the fundamental changes taking place in biomedical science research and education in North America and worldwide, and will consist of a set of core, required courses and research experiences in basic, population, and clinical sciences.
The Health Services & Outcomes Research graduate program of the School of Pharmacy at WVU is committed to the School's mission to seek improvement for human health, with particular attention to the needs of West Virginia citizens, by educating highly qualified individuals to conduct research that advances knowledge in the pharmaceutical sciences.
The MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program will prepare you for an academic career that combines the practice and teaching of clinical medicine with investigation of mechanisms of disease. The long range goal is to train you to be an independent investigator and function as a physician/scientist. The average time to completion for the MD, PhD degree is 7.9 years.
The PhD in Nursing at WVU is a part-time blended program with in-person and distance learning components. Three years of coursework, delivered online during Fall/Spring/Summer, followed by a qualifying examination. Students then complete the research and dissertation phase, culminating in a written and oral dissertation defense.
The Public Health Sciences emphasizes both evidence-based primary prevention of disease and injury, and health promotion research and practice. The program is designed to provide state of the art doctoral education to a select group of highly qualified students who desire to positively impact the public's health. We aim to train these students in a research intensive curriculum that is guided by a distinguished faculty at the leading edge of effective public health science.