Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Through graduate programs in the arts and sciences and the basic medical sciences, the Graduate School expands the frontiers of knowledge and to keep abreast of man's understanding of the rapidly changing human environment. Students are encouraged to develop initiative, resourcefulness and responsibility required of those who become intellectual leaders in their chosen fields of endeavor. 

On the Bowman Gray and associated campuses of the School of Medicine, the Graduate School offers PhD programs in 10 disciplines within the biomedical sciences and master of science programs in three areas. These programs provide outstanding opportunities for research collaborations with nationally and internationally recognized faculty members, providing the backbone of each graduate program. 

In addition to master’s and PhD programs offered through Graduate School, combined programs also are offered through Wake Forest’s School of Medicine (MD/PhD), Babcock Graduate School of Management (PhD/MBA) and Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy (MS in Accountancy). Also, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech have collaborated to form the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES).

Scholarships and awards  

Gordon A. Melson Outstanding Student Award Fund  

Gordon A. Melson served as dean of the Graduate School for 15 years before retiring in 2006. During his tenure, he led the development of new graduate programs in molecular genetics, biomedical engineering, cancer biology, health sciences research, accountancy and molecular medicine. The university also launched the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences through a collaborative agreement with Virginia Tech, introduced a new PhD/MBA program, and reinstated an MD/PhD program. 

The Melson Award Fund honors doctoral and master’s students with cash awards that are presented during the Hooding and Awards Ceremony each May. Qualifications include academic record, activity in the student’s chosen discipline, and university and departmental citizenship. 

Contributions to the Melson Award Fund can be made online, or checks, made payable to Wake Forest School of Medicine, can be mailed to: 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
P.O. Box 571021
Winston-Salem, NC  27157-1021 

More information

Program contact:
Lorna Moore, Dean
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Wake Forest University
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Fax: 336-716-0185
E-mail
www.wfu.edu/graduate

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