Clinical Embryology & Andrology Program Admissions 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. Official transcripts from the awarding institution must specify the date upon which the degree was issued.

  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (B-) or better. 
  • Have successfully completed two semesters of college-level biology and chemistry.
  • Applying as an experienced embryologist or andrologist:
    • Currently work or have worked in clinical IVF or basic reproductive research as an embryologist, andrologist, nurse, physician or research scientist.
    • Complete an experience evaluation form and submit to the CEA office after application submission. 
  • Applying with no experience:
    • Must shadow at an IVF facility and obtain a letter that lists what was observed. 
    • Contact the program office for more details and assistance. 
  • Two 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.
  • International students, or applicants whose native language is not English, must take the TOEFL and receive a score equal to or greater than 550 for the paper-based test, or 213 for the computer-based test, or 80 for the iBT exam.


Application Submission

Accepting applications for the next cohort beginning in 2016. Applications received will be considered based on merit and space availability. The program is reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed during admissions committee meetings scheduled after the applications are completed and supporting documents have been received. 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: Clinical Embryology and Andrology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
700 W. Olney Road, Room 1155
Norfolk, VA 23507-1607

Tel: 757.446.7437/7153
Fax: 757.446.8915


Students are required to attend two 5-day Residential Courses at the EVMS campus in Norfolk Virginia.  In the first year it is at the end of the summer session the last week in July.  In the second year it is held during the last week of May.


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