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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 emphasis of the program is to provide a high-quality apprenticeship in research in reproductive biology. 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.

The program, initiated in 1965, is one of only two interdisciplinary programs of long standing in the institution. It is closely associated with and strengthened by the postdoctoral program in endocrinology, which provides additional breadth of experience for students. Faculty members are located in the Division of Animal and Veterinary Science, and the Departments of Biology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physiology and Pharmacology. The faculty role in the program is entirely in the education of graduate students in research. Course offerings for our students come from several departments, with only the course in endocrinology of reproduction (An. Phys. 425) and our seminar and journal club, in the Division of Animal and Veterinary Science, being uniquely designed and offered for students in the program.

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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