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Research is a central part of the overall student experience at WSSU. All WSSU students have access and opportunity to experience high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities. We're preparing the next generation of scientists, social scientists, visionaries and health practitioners. 

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Students who engage in research at WSSU…

  • Become part of a community of like-minded scholars.
  • Build relationships with faculty mentors.
  • Develop expertise in their areas of study.
  • Are more likely to persist and graduate on time.
  • Are better positioned for employment and/or admission to graduate school.
  • Make an actual difference… WSSU research projects create new knowledge, solve real-world problems, and develop protocols that can impact our world.


 Annual Figures for 2018-19

450 Students Supported

91 Awards

$52.9 M Awarded

11 Research Centers

An inquiry, investigation or discovery that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to a branch of knowledge.

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