Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program accredited?

Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Doctor of Medicine degree, Masters' degrees, Doctoral degrees, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Eastern Virginia Medical School.

I had similar courses taken before. Will EVMS accept those courses toward my master degree?

NO. While EVMS considers this as an application strength, EVMS is unable to validate the content of your previous courses and therefore has to decline such a request.

Are the courses conducted in a university in addition to the online program?

The program is completely online except for one week internship course held at EVMS during the summer semester between the first and second years of the program.

What are the methods employed to deliver distance learning?

Courses are taught by experienced basic science and clinical faculty using the Blackboard learning platform and Adobe Connect for online meeting requirements, such as Journal Club and Graduate Seminar Presentations. Lectures are typically either streamed or voiced over PowerPoint presentations.

How much time is required to participate?

The time that you will need to dedicate for reviewing lecture materials, reading textbooks and working on projects is estimated to be about 15 to 20 hours per week.

Is the program available to students outside of the United States?

Yes, this program is an international program.

Will the ILETS score be acceptable instead of TOEFL?


What is the tuition payment schedule?

Tuition is due prior to the beginning of each semester. Invoices will be mailed from the EVMS Finance Office (Accounts Receivable).

Is financial aid available?

Yes. Contact Financial Aid for more information.

Are scholarships available?

Not at this time.