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Reproductive Clinical Science, PhD

Become an independent researcher in the world’s only online Reproductive Clinical Science PhD program.

EVMS School of Health Professions Virtual Open House

Considering a career in health professions or biomedical research? Sign up for our virtual open house starting November 10, and see which program is right for you.

Training the RCS researchers of tomorrow

"We in the field have a commitment to making our field better," says EVMS PhD student Brian LoManto (RCS MS '12), "because when our field gets better, our patients are more successful."

Our PhD candidates develop the skills to push the field forward as independent research scientists.

Ready to make a difference through research at EVMS?

Why choose EVMS?

Research focus

Discuss ethics, explore IVF through evidence-based medicine and publish your research at EVMS.

Research focus

Our goal is that every PhD student will publish research and present at a national or international conference. In our comprehensive program, you will also:

  • Evaluate ethical and legal matters as part of an interprofessional team
  • Learn protocols related to assisted reproductive technology
  • Use evidence-based medicine to inform your decisions
  • Develop your skills in literature review, grant writing and study design and analysis
Learn while you work

Our PhD program is designed with the working professional in mind.

Learn while you work

With EVMS' online executive PhD program, you can learn while working full-time. There are no other blended — online and face-to-face — RCS PhD programs in the world. Take most of your courses online, and make visits to campus for certification and training.

Teaching future educators

Learn how to lead others in lab and in lecture.

Training future educators

Graduates of this program are prepared to lead others in the classroom and in the lab. At EVMS, you will gain teaching experience early on. In your first-semester Journal Club, you will present existing research and provide your classmates with a broader understanding of current topics.

Research focus

Discuss ethics, explore IVF through evidence-based medicine and publish your research at EVMS.

Learn while you work

Our PhD program is designed with the working professional in mind.

Research focus

Our goal is that every PhD student will publish research and present at a national or international conference. In our comprehensive program, you will also:

  • Evaluate ethical and legal matters as part of an interprofessional team
  • Learn protocols related to assisted reproductive technology
  • Use evidence-based medicine to inform your decisions
  • Develop your skills in literature review, grant writing and study design and analysis
Teaching future educators

Learn how to lead others in lab and in lecture.

Research focus

Discuss ethics, explore IVF through evidence-based medicine and publish your research at EVMS.

Learn while you work

Our PhD program is designed with the working professional in mind.

Teaching future educators

Learn how to lead others in lab and in lecture.

Research focus

Our goal is that every PhD student will publish research and present at a national or international conference. In our comprehensive program, you will also:

  • Evaluate ethical and legal matters as part of an interprofessional team
  • Learn protocols related to assisted reproductive technology
  • Use evidence-based medicine to inform your decisions
  • Develop your skills in literature review, grant writing and study design and analysis

Learn while you work

With EVMS' online executive PhD program, you can learn while working full-time. There are no other blended — online and face-to-face — RCS PhD programs in the world. Take most of your courses online, and make visits to campus for certification and training.

Training future educators

Graduates of this program are prepared to lead others in the classroom and in the lab. At EVMS, you will gain teaching experience early on. In your first-semester Journal Club, you will present existing research and provide your classmates with a broader understanding of current topics.

Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine

EVMS' Jones Institute is an international leader in clinical and scientific research in assisted reproductive technology. The institute's pioneering research has led to a series of firsts, including:

  • First IVF baby in the U.S.
  • First intracytoplasmic sperm injection research
  • First U.S.-based online MS program in embryology and andrology
  • First online RCS PhD program in the world