Master’s Degree Programs

  • Bioethics (MA)

    The Master of Arts in Bioethics is the core of bioethics graduate study at Wake Forest.

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  • Biology (MS)

    The Biology Department offers programs leading to the MS and PhD degrees.  We have over 20 graduate faculty members that represent the breadth of the biological sciences.

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  • Biomedical Engineering (MS)

    The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a department within the medical school as well as part of a clinical division whose research and educational programs reside within the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES).

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  • Biomedical Science (MS)

    The Master of Science in Biomedical Science degree is a full-time, graduate degree option that is designed to help students with a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in the sciences, improve their academic foundation in the biomedical sciences, and augment their credentials for admission into health professional programs, Ph.D. study in the sciences, or entrance to the workforce.

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  • Chemistry (MS)

    As part of Wake Forest’s commitment to academic excellence, it has built a strong chemistry graduate program that maintains those features which make the University unique, namely limited class sizes and close interaction between faculty and students.

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  • Clinical and Population Translational Sciences (MS)

    In the past, basic, clinical, and community-based researchers operated in separate domains, often creating barriers to the translation of scientific findings into widespread improvements in human health. To prepare scientists to address this translational gap, the Division of Public Health Sciences offers a Master of Science degree in Clinical and Population Translational Science (CPTS).

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  • Communication (MA)

    The Communication Department houses one of the finest Masters’ programs in the country. We seek to provide our M. A. students with the individual attention and preparation they need to be highly sought after by, and successful in the nation’s best Ph.D. programs in communication.

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  • Comparative Medicine (MS)

    The Masters Program in Comparative Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) is intended to provide graduate research training specifically for individuals holding the DVM degree.

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  • Computer Science (MS)

    The Department of Computer Science offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in computer science. The program is designed to accommodate students seeking a terminal MS degree or preparation for entering a PhD program.

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  • Counseling (MA)

    The program consists of a common core of courses to provide knowledge in eight areas: human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group work, career and lifestyle development, appraisal, research and program evaluation, and professional orientation.

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  • Counseling (MA-Online) & Counseling - Human Services (MA-Online)

    We want to make the WFU Counseling Programs accessible to working professionals who desire to complete a master’s degree in counseling or human services but cannot leave work for two years to complete the program on campus.

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  • Documentary Film Program (MFA, MA)

    The Documentary Film Program brings together the storytelling passion and experience of three former members of the nationally acclaimed Documentary Institute at the University of Florida and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Peter Gilbert.

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  • Education (MAEd)

    We are a vibrant department where candidates are prepared to
    become leaders in 21st century classrooms.  We offer undergraduate and graduate programs including both coursework and extensive experiences in K-12 schools.

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  • English (MA)

    The Department of English at Wake Forest offers a Masters Program in preparation for doctoral study, for teaching at the advanced secondary level, and for developing advanced writing skills. Generous financial aid packages make a graduate degree in English at Wake Forest more affordable for our top applicants than Masters programs at most public universities.

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  • Health & Exercise Science (MS)

    The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers a 2 year program leading to a Master of Science degree. Our department has a research agenda focused on understanding the determinants and prevention of chronic disease and disability across the lifespan.

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  • Health Disparities in Neuroscience-related Disorders (MS)

    The goal of the Health Disparities in Neuroscience-related Disorders master’s program is to recruit students from diverse backgrounds into Health Disparities research program. The program builds on unique resources at Wake Forest University that make it an ideal institution for students to succeed.

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  • Interpreting and Translation Studies (MA)

    The ITS Program prepares professionals to work in the growing language industry and meet the communication challenges in a variety of fields – foreign affairs, media, business, law and healthcare delivery.

    Tracks of study include:

    • Interpreting and Translation Studies
    • Intercultural Services in Healthcare
    • Teaching of Interpreting

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  • Liberal Studies (MA, MALS)

    In accord with the University’s long commitment to liberal arts education, students in our program explore timeless human questions and study essential human experiences through the perspectives of diverse academic disciplines.

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  • Mathematics and Statistics (MA)

    Students from both our undergraduate and graduate programs have successfully entered many different professional and academic programs and careers. While some have transitioned directly into mathematical Ph.D. programs, others have taken jobs in business (consulting and actuarial), education (both college and secondary education), industry (analysts and various computing activities), or government agencies (National Security Agency).

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  • Molecular Medicine and Translational Science (MS)

    To meet the challenge of training scientists who function successfully in clinical and basic science environments, WFSM is pleased to announce the MS graduate program in Molecular Medicine for Physicians. WFSOM offers the program to WFSOM physicians only and requires the support and approval of the Departmental Chair.

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  • Neuroscience (BA-MS)

    Our program offers Wake Forest University undergraduates pursuing a B.S. or B.A. degree in Wake Forest College of Arts and Sciences with a minor in Neuroscience the opportunity to earn a research-oriented M.S. degree with concentration in Neuroscience with one additional year of study.

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  • Physics (MS)

    The Physics doctoral program offers a comprehensive course of study in classical and modern physics, with intensive training in one of the frontier areas of modern research, including biophysics, nano-technology and materials physics, condensed matter physics, gravitation and particle physics and optical and laser physics.  Our research facilities are state-of-the-art and Wake Forest Physics Department faculty are committed to developing their students as outstanding scientists and researchers.

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  • Psychology (MA)

    The Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University stresses both the commitment to classroom teaching characteristic of the liberal arts college and the commitment to scholarship characteristic of the research university.  Currently, the Department has 19 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members whose areas of expertise span the full range of psychological science.

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  • Religious Studies (MA)

    The Department for the Study of Religions at Wake Forest is a community of passionate scholars and students devoted to the exploration and analysis of religion as a central aspect of human culture and history.

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  • Sustainability (MA)

    The Master of Arts in Sustainability Graduate Program is a distinctive, interdisciplinary one-year program that combines the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, management and law. Courses taught will included guest lecturers and off-site facility visits.

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Academic Programs

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


To see a list of Programs:

Biomedical Science Graduate Programs Brochure