Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wake Forest Reynolda Campus (bottom) and Bowman Gray Campus (top)
Wake Forest graduate students pursue their interests on two campuses. On the Reynolda Campus, doctoral programs in biology, chemistry and physics are offered as well as Masters degree programs in 14 departments. Graduate students in the Biomedical Sciences study at the Bowman Gray Campus at a medical center which includes the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the North Carolina Baptist Hospital. There are 11 PhD programs offered on this campus as well as three masters degree programs. In addition, there is a combined MD/PhD program in collaboration with the School of Medicine, a combined PhD/MBA with the Babcock School of Management, and a PhD and masters degree program in Biomedical Engineering is offered through a joint program with Virginia Tech.
Wake Forest University Graduate School offers the academic resources of a large university and the sense of community found in smaller schools. There are approximately 400 graduate students on the Reynolda Campus, 200 graduate students on the Bowman Gray Campus, and 490 graduate faculty members overall. Because enrollment in each
program is limited, Wake Forests graduate students experience a close apprentice-colleague relationship with their research advisors. There is also an active Graduate Student Association and Black Graduate Student Association which provide opportunities for professional and social interaction across disciplines.
Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, situated within a two hour drive of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a four hour drive to the Atlantic Ocean, and a six hour drive to Washington, D.C. or Atlanta. Winston-Salem is known for its lively visual and performing arts community and its growing reputation as a science and technology center.
Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
There are 14 doctoral programs and 18 masters degree programs. For each graduate program or department, there is a website. A link to the web site for each graduate program can be found on the Wake Forest University web site (www.wfu.edu/graduate) on the Programs of Study web page. There is also a list of directors and recruiters for each program and their contact information.
The Wake Forest University Graduate Bulletin is also included on the Graduate School web site. This Bulletin lists the requirements for obtaining the doctoral and masters degrees.
Bowman Gray Campus Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD
Biomedical Engineering MS, PhD
Cancer Biology PhD
Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research MS
Comparative Medicine MS Microbiology and Immunology PhD
Molecular and Cellular Pathobiology PhD
Molecular Genetics PhD
Molecular Medicine MS, PhD
Neurobiology and Anatomy PhD
Reynolda Campus Arts and Sciences
Biology MS, PhD
Chemistry MS, PhD
Computer Science MS
Health and Exercise Science MS
MALS (Liberal Studies) MALS
Physics MS, PhD
Facilities & Resources
The Wake Forest libraries hold more than 1.5 million volumes in print, over 16,000 subscriptions to periodicals and serials, over 1.5 million microfilms, as well as a growing media collection. All Wake Forest University libraries share an on-line catalog. The Coy C. Carpenter Library is located on the Bowman Gray Campus. The Coy C. Carpenter Library offers computer-based literature searches on MEDLINE, MICROMEDIX, ISI Web of Science, and other databases. The Z. Smith Reynolds Library is located on the Reynolda Campus and includes an Information Technology Center (ITC). The Z. Smith Reynolds Library also offers access to a wide array of electronic databases, full-text journals, multimedia services, and other networked resources.
All incoming graduate students (except those in the MALS program, provisional, and unclassified students) are issued an IBM ThinkPad. The laptop computers contain a standard suite of powerful programs that allow students easy access to research and class materials and offer the ability to interact with faculty, staff, and other students through the campus network. The University has an extensive collection of computing facilities that serve academic needs. There is also access through the Internet to supercomputers in the Research Triangle and to all premier research networks in the world.
Expenses and Aid
A listing of current tuition fees can be found on the Admission web page of the WFU Graduate School website (www.wfu.edu/graduate). Full-year tuition for fall 2007 and spring 2008 is $27,700. Approximately 70% of full-time enrolled graduate students receive full or partial financial support.
Tuition scholarships, fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships are available to qualified students. In addition, many students in the doctoral departments are supported by grants from externally-funded sources. Assistantships and fellowships include a full-tuition scholarship as part of the grant. Assistants work from twelve to fifteen hours per week and carry a normal load of courses. A number of full-tuition scholarship and research grants for the summer sessions are available on the Reynolda Campus for continuing students. Most financial aid support for doctoral students on both campuses includes a summer stipend.
Graduate students who are interested in federal, state, or private loan programs can contact the financial aid office on the appropriate campus. For Bowman Gray, please contact the Financial Aid Director at 336-716-2893. For Reynolda Campus, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at 336-758-5907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Applicants can find the application procedures and application forms on the WFU Graduate School web site (www.wfu.edu/graduate) under the Admissions button. There is both an on-line application form and a printable application form. The current Graduate School Bulletin is also on-line at this site. In addition, a booklet with the application procedures and forms is available from either Graduate School Office upon request. International students who are applying to programs on the Bowman Gray Campus need to fill out a pre-application form which can also be found on the on-line Admissions web page.
Applicants are required to submit the application form, statement of interest, three recommendation forms, official transcripts from each college or university attended, official ETS scores, and an application fee. Several programs have additional requirements.
Who to contact
WFU Graduate School website: www.wfu.edu/graduate
Bowman Gray Campus
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Wake Forest University, Biomedical Sciences
1st floor, Watlington Hall
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1001
1-800-438-4723 or 1-336-716-4303
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
5 Reynolda Hall
PO Box 7487 Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7487
1-800-257-3166 or 1-336-758-5301
The Faculty and Major Reasearch Interests
The more than 490 graduate faculty, who are also members of the Wake Forest College, the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, bring to the Graduate School research interests that range across the spectrum of academic disciplines. To read about their research, please go to the specific web page for departments and programs which are listed on the Academic Programs web page of the WFU Graduate School web site (www.wfu.edu/graduate). Email addresses for individual faculty members can be obtained by visiting the Administration/Faculty web page of the WFU Graduate School web site.
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