Research is a central part of the overall WSSU experience. All WSSU students have access to, and experience, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities. We're preparing the next generation of scientists, social scientists, visionaries and health practitioners.
- Students who engage in research at WSSU gain mentors and are more likely to persist in their program and benefit from a full learning experience at college.
- Students participating in funded research have opportunity for financial supports. Highly competitive GRA positions with monthly stipends and tuition assistance are also available.
- Undergraduate and graduate students engaging in research gain real-world experience and become more competitive for careers and advanced degrees post-graduation.
Annual Figures for 2018-19
417 Students Supported
$37.1 M Awarded
7 Research Centers
Through cool partnerships with top research institutions like Wake Forest, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC State; you can engage in transdisciplinary research in areas like health sciences, STEM, and humanities.
WSSU Research In the News
May 08, 2020In a report recently released by Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Dr. Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, and his students, WSSU proves to be a vital pipeline of economic opportunity.
February 27, 2020Dr. Mesia Steed, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at WSSU, discusses heart health and how she uses her heart disease research to inform others.
February 14, 2020Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, a faculty expert in relationship formation and maintenance, sheds some light on the importance of healthy relationships and their effect on college students’ mental, academic and physical health.