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Reproductive Clinical Science MS Program Curriculum

The curriculum for the Reproductive Clinical Science 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 six semesters at an average of two to three courses per semester for a total of sixteen online courses (36 credits).  Those entering the program with no experience will be required to take elective internship courses in their second year to gain clinical experience in IVF. 

Typically students complete coursework and interact with instructors and classmates through a distance education format utilizing the Blackboard Learning Management System.  Students are required to attend two 5-day to 7-day Residential Courses at the EVMS campus in Norfolk Virginia.  In the first year, it is the third week in July.  In the second year, it is held during the third week in June. 

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded the Master’s of Science (MS) in Biological Sciences specializing in Reproductive Clinical Science.

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