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Application & Requirements of all Applicants


Application for the 2019/2020 academic year:

  • Applications open on August 1, 2018
  • Completed applications are due December 15, 2018
  • Applications are only accepted for admission for the Fall semester

Applications are electronic and submitted via: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=wvugrad.

*The preferred browsers for this website are Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Materials that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to: 
Office of Admissions
One Waterfront Place
PO Box 6009 | Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
Phone: 304-293-2121 | Fax: 304-293-8832
Email: wvuadmissions@mail.wvu.edu


Admission is competitive and we receive many more applications than we have positions available. Upper level coursework in the sciences, math, and/or engineering is strongly recommended. Competitive applicants have STEM GPAs of 3.5 or higher, GRE scores greater than 300, and a strong record of research experiences. Applications are reviewed holistically; we consider the applicants ability to be successful in our curriculum and as a future scientist.

Application materials:

The online application site allows to you monitor your application to see that it is complete. Please check to make sure that all materials are being received.


Personal Statement:

The personal statement should highlight your scientific interests, research experiences that informed these interests, your motivation for continuing your education and for choosing the Biomedical Sciences graduate programs at West Virginia University, and potential career goals. Applications without personal statements will not be reviewed. The personal statement is uploaded in the online application.


Letters of Recommendation:

Three letters of recommendation are required. These should come from professors or supervisors who can evaluate your performance in coursework and/or research, and your potential to be a successful graduate student. Please enter your referees email address in the recommendation section and a notification will be sent to them requesting that they upload a letter on your behalf.



To expedite the review of your application and invitation to interview, we will accept unofficial or personal copies of your transcripts.  Please upload them on the application website in the Supplemental Materials section.  Be sure to upload transcripts from all institutions you have attended.  Do not email them to us separately.

Should you be admitted to the program, official transcripts and documents will be required to complete the admission’s process.  Arrange to have official transcripts and documents sent from all institutions that you have attended. 

Test Scores:

WVU institution code for GRE and TEOFL or IELTS scores is 5904

Application Review Process:

Review of applications begins in September and continues until all positions are filled. For maximum consideration, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

Qualified applicants will be invited for an in person interview during the months of December, January, February and March. Travel costs and accommodations are paid by the Health Sciences Center, Office of Research and Graduate Education. We will work with you to schedule travel and make hotel reservations.

Special Notices for International Applicants

Contact Information:

For additional information about our programs or the status of your application once it has been forwarded for review, please email: researchgrad@hsc.wvu.edu