Reproductive Clinical Science PhD Application Process

Application Procedures

  • Log into the online VZ application, create a username/password, and complete and submit the online form, including your personal essay, job history and CV/resume, along with the $60 application fee. If you cannot complete the form in one sitting, your information can be saved, and you may return to finish the process.
  • Following the online instructions, applicants must contact every college or university attended and request that transcripts be sent directly to the School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment in sealed envelopes.
  • Using the form provided within the online application system, submit three references (email addresses) from individuals who are acquainted with you academically, personally and/or professionally. References from close friends and family members are unacceptable.
  • List all related work or volunteer experience.


International Applicants

Transcript Evaluation: International students who attended any institution outside the United States must contact one of the following credentialing agencies to submit transcripts for official evaluation: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Instruct the credentialing agency to send the official evaluation (and translation) directly to the School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment. The third-party documents must be comprehensive and include a course-by-course evaluation and a GPA calculation. Transcript quality points is a plus.

Evaluations are mandatory even for transcripts from institutions that report grades in English. This provides EVMS with a U.S. credit equivalency and allows the transcripts to be reviewed accurately.

WES and ECE are preferred credentialing services. If you wish to select a company other than these, please contact the program office first.

Translation: If the academic institution that you attended does not issue documents in English, the credentialing agency may require that you submit a word-for-word translation of your transcripts if it does not have this service available for purchase. You can contact University Language Services to submit your transcript for translation and instruct them to send the translated transcript to the credentialing agency.

An official transcript must be submitted to the School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment. The third-party documents do not exempt the applicant from this institutional requirement.

TOEFL: International applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL exam and receive a score as follows: Paper-based test: 550; Computer-based test: 213; iBT exam: 80. Please go to the ETS website to take the TOEFL exam, and request your TOEFL scores be sent directly to the School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment. ETS reports scores for two years after the test date. If you have previously taken the TOEFL but the two-year period has expired, the program will accept a personal copy if available.


Application Submission

The application deadline for the cohort beginning August 2018 is April 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and supporting documents are received. Applications received will be considered based on merit and space availability.

Competitive applicants will be invited to interview in an online meeting space that will be provided via email. The interview process will take place approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline. Applications will be reviewed during admissions committee meetings scheduled after the admission deadlines and students will be notified of the admissions committee decision soon after. Students who plan to seek financial aid should submit their applications as early as possible. Upon acceptance into the program, a $300 nonrefundable matriculation fee (which will be credited toward the first semester's tuition) is required to secure class placement.


Official transcripts, scores and supportive application documents should be mailed to the School of Health Professions Admissions and Enrollment at the address below. If you experience technical difficulties or related problems in completing your online application, please contact:

School of Health Professions
Admissions and Enrollment
Attention: Reproductive Clinical Science, PhD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
700 W. Olney Road, Room 1155
Norfolk, VA 23507-1607

Tel: 757.446.7437757.446.7153
Fax: 757.446.8915

Contact RCS

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Program Director Helena Russell by email or by phone (757.446.8482) with questions about the program.


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