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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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administrative contact

Andrew Flinn
Assistant Director for Graduate Education
Health Science Center Office of Research and Graduate Education
arflinn@hsc.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-7116
fax: 304-293-9257

program contact

Lisa Salati
Assistant Vice President for Graduate Education
Health Science Center Office of Research and Graduate Education
lsalati@hsc.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-7759

Program Details

Program Description

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 7 PhD programs in the Biomedical Sciences (listed above) 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 with the potential to select a dissertation advisor by the end of the semester.

Doctoral study in these graduate programs allows the development of research and critical thinking skills as well as preparation in career development to prepare you for entry into a myriad of careers in research, teaching, industry, government, and other positions that require specialized training at the graduate level.

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.

  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

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.

Additional Information

All students interested in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD program must apply through the common admissions portal for all graduate programs in the Biomedical Sciences. Choice of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program occurs during the first year of graduate study after selection of an advisor for your dissertation research that trains students in this program.

Application includes a Personal Statement, transcripts from all Colleges or Universities attended, GRE scores, and 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants must arrange to have official copies of transcripts and tests scores sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510.

Additional Information:
HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education: http://home.hsc.wvu.edu/resoff/graduate-education/phd-programs/biomedical-sciences

Apply Now

Prospective students should apply online at:
https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=wvugrad.

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: International - Jan. 15, Domestic - Feb. 15
  • Spring Deadline: Do Not Admit
  • Summer Deadline: Do Not Admit

Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.