Admission Criteria

Students are eligible to apply during the admission cycle of their senior year of undergraduate education.  Typically, applications are submitted starting in January of the senior year.  Admission is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the baccalaureate degree.

All students seeking admission to the Master of Science, Histotechnology Program at EVMS must meet the following stipulated admission requirements:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a weighted undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher (on a 4-point scale) and must have completed the following
    • Two (2) semesters of general biology with lab or equivalent
    • Two (2) semesters of general chemistry with laboratory
    • Two (2) semesters of organic chemistry with lab; OR one (1) semester of organic chemistry with lab AND 1 semester of biochemistry
    • One (1) semester of mathematics
    • One (1) semester of physics
    • The following are recommended, but not required courses:
    • One (1) semester of histology
    • One (1) semester of anatomy
  • Foreign graduates are required to have successfully completed the equivalent baccalaureate degree in their native country and must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam.
  • United States students must submit scores from one of the following standardized exams: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from faculty in the prerequisite courses. Letters from employers will be considered on an individual basis, but generally are considered to be supplemental references.
  • Attend an interview and obtain a favorable recommendation from the Admission Review Committee.

Regular Admission:  

The regular admission process requires that students complete their baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and have achieved acceptable performance (successfully completed) all the required prerequisite course work.  Every student must provide three letters of recommendation from faculty in the prerequisite courses.  Employer letters are accepted and regarded as supplemental letters of reference.  Student candidates that meet the above minimum requirements, as evaluated by the Admission Review Committee, may be extended the opportunity to be interviewed by the Committee.  A minimum of a 60% favorable vote consensus by the Committee is required to render an offer letter to the candidate.  Oppositional minority views are expressed. 

The decisions by the Committee can culminate in one of three outcomes:

A) An electronic offer letter of a “conditional acceptance” is sent to the applicant.  Applicants that receive an offer letter have 10 days in which to accept the offer and submit their $300 deposit;

B) an email rejection notice is sent to those applicants who were interviewed but were not accepted;

C) If an applicant is not initially placed for the incoming class, they may receive notice that they have been placed on a waiting list for future consideration.  Being placed on a waiting list does not imply an increased probability of acceptance in subsequent application(s) to the program, since applications are evaluated from a new pool of appliicants each year.  Applicants will be granted only a conditional acceptance which means that all required documentation must be completed prior to the first day of classes or the application will be deemed incomplete and the acceptance to the program will be rescinded.

International Applicants

  • English Proficiency Exams 
    • TOEFL (Minimum scores: Paper 550, Computer 213, iBT 80)
    • IELTS (Minimum scores: Total 6.5, Subscores: 6)