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Ph.D. Programs

Biomedical Sciences

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.

Clinical & Translational Sciences

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.

Health Services & Outcomes Research

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.

M.D./Ph.D. Scholars Training Program

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.

Nursing Research

The purpose of the Nursing Research PhD program is to prepare nurse scholars/educators for roles in research, teaching, and service. The program will prepare graduates who will contribute their unique nursing expertise to the collaborative development of knowledge to improve health and quality of life.

Public Health Sciences

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.