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Reproductive Physiology


A candidate for the Ph.D. degree in Reproductive Physiology must meet all University, College, and Program requirements as outlined in the WVU Graduate catalog.

Program Requirements

All Ph.D. degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student develops the plan of study during their first year in the program in conjunction with the graduate committee. The plan must be approved by the Director of the Division and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Davis College.

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses applied toward degree requirements.
  • Course Requirements as determined by the Plan of Study
  • Candidacy Exam
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Defense


The program draws on courses offered in various departments and includes courses in endocrinology, advanced reproductive physiology, biochemistry, physiology, statistics, and developmental embryology. Students present seminars and participate in journal clubs each semester.

More Information about the various courses required for the for the Ph.D. degree in Reproductive Physiology can be found in the WVU Graduate Catalog.