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. Graduate level course transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Early Admissions due date: November 15

Regular Admission due date: February 1

Applicants must:

  • Have a grade point average of 2.75 (B-) or better. 
  • Have successfully completed two semesters of college-level biology and chemistry with lab.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation (submitted by the reference electronically) from individuals who are acquainted with you academically and/or professionally. References from close friends and family members will not be acceptable.
  • Submit a personal essay. Complete essay instructions are available inside the online application portal.
  • Curriculum vitae and/or resume

If you are applying as an experienced embryologist or andrologist, you must:

If you are applying with no experience, you must:

  • Shadow at an IVF facility and obtain a letter that lists what was observed.
  • Contact the program for more details and assistance.

International students, or applicants whose native language is not English, must take the TOEFL and receive a score equal to or greater than 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test or 80 for the iBT exam.

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.