Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (Ph.D.)

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (Ph.D.)

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 Applications are due by June 1 (even years only), for a Summer II semester program start.


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A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; please submit within the online application system.


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This program does not require a graduate test.

Note: International applicants may have to provide evidence of English language proficiency. More information can be found within the online application.


An image of a tan letter in a brown envelope on a gold background with a green border.  Recommendations

This program requires three recommendation letters. Please send email requests for such recommendation from within the online system.

Applicants should include a note within their recommender requests that such recommenders should address the following: What is your opinion of the applicant’s potential as a Ph.D. student in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program? Give views on such matters as his/her accomplishments, intellectual independence, research interests, capacity for analytical thinking, ability to work with others, ability to organize and express ideas clearly(orally and in writing) and experience. (Limit 500 words)


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Please prepare a statement which covers the following information, and attach it within the online application:

Please summarize your experiences in 1) academic, 2) professional and 3) research, creative and/or scholarly activities and indicate how these experiences make you an ideal candidate for this graduate program. Describe the strengths of your educational and professional preparation for entering this program and how these align with your professional goals. Describe any weaknesses and how you plan to address them, and also include your research interests and goals. This statement (double-spaced and between 750 and 1500 words) will demonstrate your communications skills and writing competence.


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This program does not require any previous written work be submitted.


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This program does not require any other program materials to be submitted.


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An official transcript from the institution from which you received your bachelor degree is required, as well as a transcript from the institution(s) where any additional graduate level courses or degrees have been taken/completed. Applicants are not required to submit an official transcript of courses taken/completed at WMU.


An image of a brown I in a brown circle on a gold background with a green border.  Additional information

Please note that the resume/CV submitted for this application must follow the order shown in the CV template located on the program website.

If you have any questions, please review the website below for program and contact information.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D — College of Health and Human Services


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