Pathologists' Assistant Master's Program Admission Requirements

Candidates must have completed all undergraduate degree requirements and have been issued 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.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (from a 4-point scale) and must have completed the following:

  • Required science courses
    • 2 semesters of General Chemistry with lab
    • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab or 1 semester of Organic Chemistry with lab and 1 semester of Biochemistry
    • 2 semesters of General Biology with lab or equivalent
    • 1 semester of Mathematics
    • 1 semester of Physics
  • Recommended science courses
    • 1 semester of Microbiology 
    • 1 semester of combined Anatomy & Physiology 
    • Neuroanatomy and Histology courses
  • Official transcripts must be sent in an unopened envelope directly to admissions office
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty in the pre-requisite courses familiar with the student's ability to be successful in a graduate program (Online personal reference forms will be sent to the recommenders upon completion of online application)
  • Letter of intent/personal essay outlining the applicant's academic and professional goals
  • Resume/CV with health-related experience listed
  • GRE or MCAT scores
  • An interview with Pathologists' Assistant Program Admission Committee
  • Complete and submit online application (including $60 non-refundable application fee)


  • English Proficiency Exams 
    • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: Paper 550, Computer 213, iBT 80)
    • IELTS (Minimum Scores: Total 6.5, Subscores: 6)
  • In addition to official transcripts, provide both a transcript evaluation and translation (course-by-course evaluation with an overall GPA calculation)
    • ECE or WES

Application Submission

Early Admission - Applications should be submitted by February 15 for early admission consideration.

Applications received after February 15 and before August 1 will be considered based on merit and space availability. Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible, and students will be notified of the admissions committee decision. Students who plan to seek financial aid are advised to submit their applications as early as possible. Upon acceptance into the program, a $300 non-refundable matriculation fee (which will be credited towards the first semester's tuition) is required to secure class placement.

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

School of Health Professions
Office of Admissions and Enrollment
Attention: Pathologists' Assistant Program
Eastern Virginia Medical School
700 W. Olney Road, Room 1155
Norfolk, VA 23507-1607

Tel: 757.446.7437/7153
Fax: 757.446.8915