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M.S. Programs


Biomedical Sciences

The M.S. in the Biomedical Sciences is designed to assist in the selection of a career path, albeit industry, teaching, or a professional program, and/or for the transition to a biomedical PhD program.  The degree has a thesis or non-thesis option, the latter with additional elective coursework that should align with career goals.

Exercise Physiology

The Clinical Track Master of Science program in exercise physiology provides course work and laboratory experience that prepares students for careers in adult fitness, hospital or corporate-based wellness programs, or cardiac rehabilitation. The Thesis Track Master of Science program in exercise physiology is intended to give exceptional students knowledge in basic medical and scientific areas to prepare them for entry into advanced research intensive or professional careers.

Health Sciences

The MS in Health Sciences is a 12-month, non-thesis masters program.  The program targets students who desire to enhance their competitiveness for entry into advanced degree programs or who are interested in more in-depth study in the biomedical and public health disciplines.

Public Health

MPH Programs


The MPH degree in Biostatistics is meant for individuals with a general interest in public health, who lack formal training in biostatistics and would like to gain skills needed to understand and apply standard statistical techniques.


The MPH degree in Epidemiology degree is designed for those who wish to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for epidemiologic practice and research. This degree will be appropriate for persons interested in a career studying the relationship of risk factors to a variety of disease, injury, and other health related states.

Health Policy

The MPH degree in Health Policy is designed for students with a keen interest in using population-based approaches to understand and improve the health status of large groups within society. The degree is focused on examining social and political systems that influence the health status of populations and then learning how to influence and/or design, implement, and manage broad, system-level instruments to improve population health outcomes.

Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences

Upon completion of the MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, students will be prepared to either continue their graduate education at the doctoral level, or begin a career as consultants, managers and leaders in public health practice, research settings, government or industry addressing such issues as environmental pollution related to air, water and waste, occupational health hazards, and work-related injury. The MPH degree is ideal for recent college graduates, or early- to mid-career public health professionals seeking to develop or advance their current careers.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

The MPH degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences address the behavioral, social and environmental factors related to individual and population health and health disparities over the life span. Research and practice in this track contributes to the development, administration, and evaluation of programs and policies in public health to promote and sustain healthy environments and lives for individuals and populations. We also offer the Online MPH in Social & Behavioral Sciences degree, which is designed to enable current public health and health care professionals to enhance their skills in developing, implementing and evaluating programs to have an impact on the health of the public.


MS Programs


The Master of Science in Biostatistics Program is meant for college graduates with an interest and background in mathematics and statistics who wish to learn both the methodology and the application of biostatistics in the health sciences. The goals of this program are similar to the current Master of Public Health in Biostatistics Program in learning objectives; however, M.S. students receive a more extensive methodological foundation and are expected to take additional statistical courses instead of the core public health courses required for any MPH.

Student Health Education

The mission of the MS in School Health Program focuses on preparing school health professionals to provide public health leadership on school campuses in their roles as teachers, guidance counselors, school nurses, and administrators.


Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene offers many exciting and unique learning opportunities. The integrated liberal arts and professional curriculum combines many disciplines that provide the student a diverse and strong educational foundation.


The Department of Endodontics at West Virginia University offers a 24 month advanced education Master of Science program. It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in endodontic clinical practice, teaching and research. 


The Department of Orthodontics at West Virginia University offers a 34 month advanced education Master of Science program. The program models a private practice atmosphere with state-of-the-art clinical facilities.


The Department of Restorative Dentistry at West Virginia University offers a three year advanced education Master of Science program. The purpose of this program is to train well qualified dentists in all aspects of prosthodontics.


Master of Science (Via BSN-DNP Program)

Baccalaureate prepared nurses can obtain a master's degree in nursing through the School of Nursing's BSN-DNP program, launched in 2016. This program is designed for nurses, who already have a bachelor's degree in nursing, to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 48 credit hours, with the option to finish the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 14 additional credit hours (total of 62 credit hours). Upon completion of the MSN requirements, students will have the ability to sit for advanced practice certification. Current specialty tracks prepare students to certify as pediatric and family nurse practitioners. 

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Business Administration (MSN/MBA)

The WVU School of Nursing and the WVU College of Business & Economics have created the first off-campus dual master's degree program to give you the skills and knowledge to serve as a nurse leader. Graduates of the MSN (Executive Focus) and MBA program can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, nonprofit organizations and public sectors.

This blended degree program (totaling 67 credit hours) is done predominately online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, and includes four 3-4 day residencies to enhance experiential learning and understanding of the curriculum content. Students take courses from both the MSN and MBA program concurrently, allowing assimilation of advanced business management concepts into the nursing administration role.


Clinical & Translational Science

The objective of this program is to foster the training and career development of health professionals in clinical and translational research. The target group for this program is junior faculty, fellows, residents, and PhD’s.