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Biomedical Sciences

The PhD programs in the Biomedical Sciences allow the development of research and critical thinking skills as well as preparation in career development to propel students into a myriad of careers in research, teaching, industry, government, and other positions that require specialized training at the graduate level.

Degree granting PhD programs in the Biomedical Sciences

Prospective students:

Graduate education in the Biomedical Sciences at West Virginia University offers you the unique opportunity to explore multiple disciplines and areas of research in the biomedical sciences but to also fast track into a dissertation laboratory and a graduate program within one semester.  The PhD programs in the Biomedical Sciences share a common admission’s process and a common core curriculum in the first semester. You will rotate through 3 laboratories during the fall semester to select a dissertation advisor.  To learn more about these programs click through the navigation.  While many of these programs are closely aligned with Basic Science departments, faculty across departments can be members of multiple graduate programs.  The Prospective Students’ link provides information on application, interviewing, the financial package, and core curriculum.  On this page you will also notice links to specialized training opportunities through our training grant in the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences, the training program in Cell Biology, and a chance to gain additional career development skills through the Beyond the Laboratory Program.

New students:

The graduate programs in the biomedical sciences offer you the opportunity to do your research in a collaborative and interactive environment.  Follow the navigation to learn the details of the core curriculum you will take in the first semester.  You can also access the graduate handbook that details expectations and procedures for the first year in graduate school as well as the policies common to all graduate students.  The current students’ link allows you to follow your colleagues through their laboratory years and postgraduate careers.  Take some time to consider the career development opportunities that are available through the Beyond the Laboratory Program.

Contact Information:

Lisa M. Salati, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Graduate Education