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Master Programs and PhD Tracks


Whether training is across disciplines or across the region, our programs place you at the forefront of innovation. Regardless of your interest, you're sure to find a degree path that is right for you. Come join us at Wake Forest University as we enter a bold new era of discovery and collaboration!

For your convenience, the attached pdf document provides a listing of all academic programs and PhD Tracks offered, along with contact information.

Bowman Gray Campus
The Molecular Pathology graduate program has merged with the Molecular Medicine and Translational Science (MMTS) graduate program and is no longer enrolling new students. Students interested in Molecular Pathology research should apply to MMTS through Track 4.

Reynolda Campus
PhD Tracks
Joint Degree Programs
Joint Degree with WF College
  • BS/BA & MA ( Bioethics) - WFU Undergraduate students only.
Joint Degrees with WFU School of Law Joint Degrees with WFU School of Medicine
  • MD/MA (Bioethics)
  • MD/MS (Clinical and Population Translational Sciences)
  • MD/PhD
Joint Degree with WFU School of Divinity Joint Degree with WFU School of Business
Certificate Programs
The Graduate School also offers eleven certificate programs:
  • Bioethics
    • Graduate Certificate in Bioethics
    • Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Research Ethics
    • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Bioethics
  • Interpreting and Translation Studies
    • Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Translation and Interpreting
    • Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Services in Healthcare
    • Graduate Certificate in Interpreting Studies
    • Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching of Interpreting
  • Medieval Studies (GCPMS) - for English and Religion master's students
  • Science Management
  • Structural and Computational Biophysics (with application to physics, chemistry, biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, computer science, or mathematics)
  • Sustainability

Special Programs

HVRC Training Activities
There are two active NIH or Department of Education-funded training programs focused on increasing diversity, sponsored by the Hypertension & Vascular Research Center: 

  • The first training grant is the "Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences" (EICS) summer program for minority students.  This program funded by NHLBI funds 12 positions for summer research experiences.  This program has been in existence for 20 years. 

  • The second program provides opportunities for science majors to visit Brazil. The "Translational Biomedical Sciences Training For Underrepresented Minors" (TBS) program is for graduate and undergraduate students from WFU, WFSM, WSSU and NCCU to participate in independent study in Brazil and experience Brazilian culture and language.  Brazilian students from partner institutions come to WFSM for a 4-6 month reciprocal exchange.