Biomedical Sciences, PhD Program Admission Requirements

Candidates must have completed all undergraduate degree requirements and have been issued a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculating as an EVMS student. If the bachelor’s degree was issued by a U.S. college or university, as a general rule it should be from a regionally accredited institution. However, the program may grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher (undergraduate and graduate GPA combined). Admission is competitive; most accepted applicants have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (international applicants only)

Successful completion of coursework in:

    • Biology (two basic biology courses with lab)
    • Calculus and/or statistics (one year)
    • General Chemistry (one year with lab)
    • Organic Chemistry I (one semester with lab)
    • Organic Chemistry II or Biochemistry (1 semester, lab not required)
    • Physics (one semester; one year preferred) An additional course in mathematics, computer science or chemistry may substitute for the second semester of physics.

We strongly recommend that applicants also obtain previous laboratory research experience and take additional courses in biology, chemistry and physics.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer of credit may be allowed for courses comparable to those offered in our programs, which were taken in other accredited biomedical or biological sciences graduate programs in the U.S.A. Grades of B or higher or a passing grade in a pass/fail course are required. The Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program may accept up to 12 transfer credits, and the Biomedical Sciences Research Master's Programs may accept up to 9 transfer credits. Transfer credit will be determined by the Program Director in consultation with program faculty after matriculation of a student into the program.