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Jessica Kraschnewski, MBA
Recruitment & Marketing Specialist
The combined B.S. to Ph.D. Biomedical Research program was developed between Joan C. Edward School of Medicine Office of Research and Graduate Education and Marshall University College of Science to attract the best and brightest high school students interested in a career in biomedical research to Marshall University. In this accelerated format, students have the opportunity to earn both degrees in just seven years, rather than the traditional eight to nine years it takes to complete them separately.
Developing the BS/PhD program fits with Marshall’s overall strategies to increase recruitment from other regions of the country, provide graduate program opportunities to students considering Marshall for their undergraduate education and help attract students that have an interest in the research fields to Appalachia and West Virginia.
High School Requirements
Applicants must first apply and be accepted to Marshall University. Required Undergraduate Admissions Materials are as follows.
Visit Marshall University Undergraduate Admissions website for more information. If you would like to visit Marshall University, please visit their Schedule a Campus Visit website for more information.
During the first three years of the BS portion of the program, students are responsible for their tuition and fees. Information about student financial assistance, including a number of merit-based scholarships, available through Marshall University may be found on Marshall University Student Financial Assistance Website.
During the four years of the PhD portion of the curriculum, students will receive the following:
Some program advantages are:
|Required Undergraduate Curriculum
|Principles of Biology
|Principles of Biology
|Principles of Microbiology
|Comp Vertebrate Anatomy
|Principles of Genetics
|Principles of Chemistry I
|Principles of Chemistry Lab I
|Principles of Chemistry II
|Principles of Chemistry Lab II
|Organic Chemistry I
|Organic Chemistry II
|Intro to Organic Chemistry Lab
|Calculus/Analytical Geometry I
|College Physics I
|General Physics I Laboratory
|College Physics II
|General Physics II Laboratory
|Elective Undergraduate Classes (Any two of the following)
|Principles of Organic Evolution
|Emerging Infectious Disease
|Principles of Advance Technology in Molecular Biology
|Genes and Development
|Required Biomedical Research Graduate Curriculum
|Introduction to Nucleic Acids and Proteins
|Introduction to Cell Structure and Function
|Regulation of Cell Function
|Cellular Basis of Disease
|Communication Skills I
|Communication Skills II
|Experimental Approach to Physiology
|Seminar taken every summer
|Introduction to Research - taken every summer
|Research - taken every summer
|Students will have enough credits at this stage to graduate as an undergraduate in Biological Sciences.
|Remainder of Graduate Curriculum