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Clinical Embryology & Andrology Program Curriculum

The curriculum for the Clinical Embryology and Andrology Master’s Program has been constructed with the input from the Course and Program Directors. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the Clinical Embryologist and/or Andrologist; to deepen basic knowledge to better understand the basic science behind IVF procedures.  Another aspect of the program is to impart best practices for the IVF laboratory with special emphasis on design, work flow, QC/QA, CLIA 88 and current FDA regulations.  Of paramount importance within the curriculum is the constant thread of ethical concerns and patient rights.

The 24-month multidisciplinary course of study provides coursework and research opportunities that give the students general and specialized biomedical sciences training. The program is designed to be completed in four semesters at an average of three courses per semester for a total of twelve online courses (34 credits).

Students complete coursework and interact with instructors and classmates through a distance education format utilizing the Blackboard Learning Management System and are required to attend two 4-day Residential Courses at the EVMS campus one week prior to the beginning of each academic year. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded the Master’s of Science (MS) in Biological Sciences specializing in Clinical Embryology and Andrology.

Please note that the Clinical Embryology and Andrology Master's Program begins each April with a mandatory four day Orientation/Residential Event on campus in Norfolk, Virginia. This event is typically held starting Sunday evening the third week in April. For more information about this event please contact our offices. 


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