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Reproductive Physiology

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administrative contact

Gretchen Riggs
phone: 304-293-1983

program contact

Keith Inskeep
phone: 304-293-1936

Program Details

Program Description

The reproductive physiology program differs from most graduate programs at WVU in several ways. First, it is an interdisciplinary doctoral program. The preparation of an MS thesis is considered an important component of earning the PhD degree, because writing skills have become so integral to success in a scientific career. Thus the MS is integral to the doctoral program, not a separate program. Students may enter the program with an MS from another institution or another program at WVU, or may enter with a BS and complete an MS en route to the PhD.

Second, the emphasis of the program is to provide a high quality apprenticeship in research in reproductive biology. In the past, many of our doctoral graduates have gone directly into academic positions or research roles in government or industry without the necessity for postdoctoral education. The program remains small, by design, but demand for our graduates is strong.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: Three letters of recommendation required
  • Test Requirements: GRE

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: February 1
  • Spring Deadline: October 1


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