The Biotechnology program is now participating in the Graduate Centralized Application Service (GradCAS).

Applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application and application fee
  • Official transcripts from the registrar of all colleges and universities attended
    • Official transcripts from the awarding institution must specify the date upon which the degree was issued.
    • Transcripts must be sent to GradCAS only. GradCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse. If your school does not offer either of these services, your transcript must be sent via mail. Please use the information below to send your transcripts.
    • Sending transcripts to GradCAS electronically:
    • Sending transcripts to GradCAS by mail:
      • Download a transcript request form after you enter each institution in GradCAS.
      • Send the transcript request form to the institution registrar to send the transcript by mail to the address below:

                            GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
                            P.O. Box 9217
                            Watertown, MA 02471

  • Two letters of recommendation submitted using the form provided within the online application.
    • Should be written by faculty at colleges attended by the applicant who are familiar with the student's academic and research capabilities.
    • Only professional references are acceptable. Letters from personal friends and family members will not be considered.
  • As of September 1, 2018, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is no longer required for admission to this program.

International Applicants

Transcript evaluation: International applicants who attended any institution outside of the United States must contact one of the following credentialing agencies to submit transcripts for official evaluation: 

These are preferred credentialing services. If you wish to select a company other than these, please contact us 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 they do 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.

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.

Note: It can take 4 to 6 weeks for transcript evaluations to arrive at EVMS after the agency receives transcripts. Plan ahead and request these documents early. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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

TOEFL School Code is B886.

Please take the TOEFL exam online through the Education Testing Service (ETS), and request your TOEFL scores be sent directly to EVMS Admissions and Enrollment for Health Professions. 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.

Applicant Help Center

For more information, please contact:

Aurora Kerscher, PhD 
Manager, Biotechnology Master's Program

Grace Bryant
Program Administrator, Biomedical Sciences
Phone: 757.446.5076
Fax: 757.446.6179