Candidates must have completed all undergraduate degree requirements and have been issued a bachelor’s degree before matriculating as students. 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.

The application cycle for Summer 2024 will open on October 1. The early admissions application deadline for entry into the Summer 2024 cohort is November 15, and for regular admission is January 15.  Applications submitted after January 15th will be considered.  Deadline: April 30.

Applicants must:

  • Have a grade point average of 2.75 (B-) or better. 
  • Have 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:

Contact the program for more details and assistance if needed. 

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 the program directly by email or by phone (757.446.5002 or 757.446.8421) with questions about the program.