Reproductive Clinical Science, PhD

Overview:

Eastern Virginia Medical School and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine is offering a doctor of philosophy degree in Reproductive Clinical Science.  This program is designed for applicants who have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Embryology and Andrology or Reproductive Clinical Science, or a related field with relevant coursework, who are experienced Embryologists or Andrologists who seek to become independent researchers and certified embryology/andrology lab directors.  This program provides graduate level education in comparative reproductive anatomy and physiology, molecular biology, developmental biology, advanced statistics, experimental design and clinical laboratory. 

Educational Format:

This is an online program which has been designed for adult learners and working professionals who are in the workforce while they are enrolled in this program.  This 49 credit hour program is completed in 32 months* starting in the fall and ending the spring semester of the third year with graduation. Students take two (2) years of graduate level didactic and research development courses and must pass a comprehensive qualifying exam at the end of their third semester to advance to candidacy.  The final year of the program focuses on dissertation research.  During the final semester, the students will prepare and defend their dissertation projects.  Six students are accepted each year to this three-year online program.

The application portal will be open mid-October with completed applications due by the first of April.

 *Additional credit hours and time may be required to complete a research dissertation.