The Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences (PPS) Pathway emphasizes basic laboratory research and training in the biomedical sciences. Students enter the PPS pathway through theĀ Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences (IGPBMS), which serves as an undifferentiated gateway into the seven biomedical graduate programs at WVU. Following successful completion of the first year of graduate studies through the IGPBMS, qualified students may transfer into the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences to complete their Ph.D.

Areas of specialization include: pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, molecular biology, nanoscience, drug delivery systems, pharmacokinetics

Financial support: A tuition waiver, annual stipend of $25,000 and health insurance is provided to full time students

Average time to graduation: 5 years