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Admissions Requirements

Applicants MUST take the MCAT within 2 years of the current application.


College course work will only be accepted from an accredited institution in the United States and Canada, and MUST include:

  • English - 6 hrs.**
  • Social or Behavioral Science - 9 hrs.
  • Biology or Zoology with labs - 8 hrs.
  • General Chemistry with labs - 8 hrs.
  • Organic Chemistry with labs - 8 hrs.++
  • Physics with labs - 8 hrs.
  • Computer literacy is required for all entering students.

** To fulfill the English requirement, the Committee on Admissions will accept up to one writing intensive course as a substitute for one of the 2 semesters of English. Applicants are still required to complete at least one, 3 credit hour English course.
++ Beginning with the application cycle that will open in June 2012, the Committee on Admissions will accept either the traditional two semesters (8 credit hours) of Organic Chemistry with laboratory, or one semester of Organic with laboratory, plus one semester of Biochemistry with laboratory, to fulfill this requirement.

ALL requirements must be completed before January 1st of the year of admission.

ALL required courses MUST have a grade of "C" or higher.

ALL course work must be completed at an accredited institution from the United States and Canada. These are firm requirements regardless of undergraduate or graduate preparation.

Social and Behavioral Sciences currently include courses in Anthropology, Archaeology, Communication, Cultural Studies, Demography, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Social Work, Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology.


Highly Recommended:

  • Biochemistry - 3 hrs.
  • Cell and Molecular Biology - 3 hrs.

The above requirements and recommendations are not only for medical school but to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test - MCAT.


Contact Information:

Lisa M. Salati, Ph.D.
Administrative Coordinator, M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Program
PO Box 9024
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304 293-7759