For Additional Information:
Marlenea Brand, MPA
Administrative Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (304) 696-7399
Phone: (304) 696-7278
Thank you for your interest in the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) MS, Research program. Our research focuses on biomedical and translational research that is important for the health care of West Virginia and Central Appalachia. This region has one of the highest rates in the nation of obesity, heart disease, smoking, diabetes, and death from drugs, prematurity, cardiovascular, cancer, and from an environmental standpoint, pollution. These concerns, such as obesity and its many complications, are also relevant to global health issues.
Students may work in one of the following areas of interest with a faculty mentor within the department:
Some Centers of research interest include:
Entrance into the MS, Research program is restricted to fall semester only. The PRIORITY Deadline is June 1 for best chance of admission. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed until the class is filled. Applications will be considered after the priority deadline until June 30, if openings are available.
Domestic Application Process for Biomedical Research, MS:
International applicants should apply through THIS SITE.
Each student in the MS, Research Graduate Program completes the following core set of courses:
Each student must also successfully complete additional courses as determined by his/her advisory committee. Students select an advisory committee no later than the end of the first year of graduate education. The committee usually consists of at least five faculty members with appropriate expertise.
Students are expected to complete the degree within two years.