The Biomedical Sciences, PhD program is now participating in the Graduate Centralized Application Service (GradCAS).

Applicants to the program must have:

  • 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.
  • An overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (undergraduate and graduate GPA combined).
    • Admission is competitive; most accepted applicants have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • This requirement will no longer be necessary as of September 1, 2018.
  • Completed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • This applies to international applicants only.
  • Successfully completed the following courses:
    • General Biology (1 semester with lab)
    • Additional Biology (1 semester with lab)
    • Calculus and/or statistics (1 year)
    • General Chemistry (1 year with lab)
    • Organic Chemistry I (1 semester with lab)
    • Organic Chemistry II or Biochemistry (1 semester, lab not required)
    • Physics (one semester; one year preferred)
      • An additional course in mathematics, computer science or chemistry may substitute for the second semester of physics.

Applicants must also have previous laboratory research experience, and we recommend that they take additional courses in biology, chemistry, and physics.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer of credit may be allowed for courses comparable to those offered in our program. Courses must have been taken at an accredited biomedical or biological sciences graduate program in the U.S. Grades of B or higher or a passing grade in a pass/fail course are required. The Biomedical Sciences PhD program may accept up to 12 transfer credits. Transfer credit will be determined by the program director in consultation with program faculty after matriculation of a student into the program.

Official transcripts must be sent to GradCAS. Test scores and supportive application documents should be electronically submitted or mailed to EVMS Admissions and Enrollment for Health Professions.