Reproductive Clinical Science, PhD Program Admissions Requirements

Candidates must have completed all master's degree requirements and have been issued a master’s degree prior to matriculating as an EVMS student. If the master’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. Official transcripts from the awarding institution must specify the date upon which the degree was issued. Graduate level transfer credits will be considered on a case by case basis.

Listed below are the requirements for application and admissions into the RCS PhD program.  If you have any questions or concerns about these requirements please contact the program office,

  • A Master’s of Science Degree is required to apply to this program.  Accepted degree areas included: Clinical Embryology, Biology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Reproductive Sciences, or Biochemistry.  Other Master’s of Science Degrees may be acceptable, contact the program office to inquire,
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (B) or higher in the master's degree. 
  • Prerequisites: Have successfully completed a Master's in Clinical Embryology and Andrology - OR- in an acceptable master’s, one (1) semester of each of the following:
    • Biochemistry
    • Introductory Biostatistics
    • Molecular Cellular Biology
    • Genetics or Developmental Biology
  • Established Clinical Embryologist/Andrologist with at least three (3) years of embryology experience.  Letters of support from employers indicating level of experience and willingness to allow applicant to perform research projects in their current position.
  • Three letters of recommendation, (submitted by the reference electronically) from individuals who are acquainted with you academically and/or professionally. References from close friends and family members are unacceptable. 
  • A personal essay. Complete essay instructions are available inside the online application portal.
  • GRE scores submitted
  • International students, or applicants whose native language is not English, must take the TOEFL exam (See Application Process).


Application Submission

Application deadline for the cohort beginning August 2018 is April 1st, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and supporting documents are received. Applications received will be considered based on merit and space availability. Competitive applicants will be invited to interview in an online meeting space that will be provided via email. The interview process will take place approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline. Applications will be reviewed during admissions committee meetings scheduled after the admission deadlines and students will be notified of the admissions committee decision soon after. Students who plan to seek financial aid are advised to submit their applications as early as possible. Upon acceptance into the program, a $300 non-refundable matriculation fee (which will be credited towards the first semester's tuition) is required to secure class placement.

Official transcripts, scores, and supportive application documents should be mailed to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment for Health Professions at the address below.  If you experience technical difficulties or related problems in completing your online application, please contact:

School of Health Professions
Office of Admissions and Enrollment
Attention: Reproductive Clinical Science, PhD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
700 W. Olney Road, Room 1155
Norfolk, VA 23507-1607

Tel: 757.446.7437/7153
Fax: 757.446.8915


This website reflects current program information, including admissions criteria and curricula.  Information is subject to change.