Requirements for admission to any of the four graduate certificate programs in EVMS Medical and Health Professions Education include:

  • Completion of all undergraduate degree requirements from an accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, prior to matriculating in the MHPE program (foreign degrees considered on a case-by-case basis).
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • A personal statement detailing reasons for interest in the MHPE Graduate Certificate program.
  • Official transcript from each college/university attended

    Application Procedures

    • Applicants must report all institutions attended and send all official transcripts* to GradCAS.  If you do not list or send official transcripts for all institutions attended, processing of your application will be delayed. *Applicants are encouraged to upload unofficial transcript(s) to enable review while waiting for official transcripts to arrive. Upload unofficial transcripts under "Supporting Documents" within your submitted GradCAS application. Please note that if provisionally accepted, we will need your official transcripts prior to matriculation in the program. 
    • Log into GradCAS, create a username/password, and complete and submit the online form including all required documents along with the $125 application fee. If you cannot complete the form in one sitting, your information will be saved, and you may return to finish the process.
    • Sending Transcripts Electronically 
    • Sending Transcripts by Mail-Provide the registrar with the following items: 
      • GradCAS Transcript Request Form. Ask the registrar to attach it to your official transcripts. This form is not required but strongly recommended as it helps ensure your official transcripts are properly matched to your application.  
      • If you cannot use this form, make sure the registrar prints "GradCAS" and your full GradCAS ID# on the transcript before mailing it.  
      • Any school-specific forms required by the registrar. 
      • Any transcript fees required by the registrar. 
      • All information needed by the registrar to properly identify you in the school's database including any name changes.  
      • Your GradCAS ID#.  
    • Institutions must send transcripts directly to GradCAS to the following address: 

    GradCAS Transcript Processing Center 
    PO Box 9217 
    Watertown, MA 02471 

    • Using the form provided within the online system, submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate your abilities and probability of success in this online accelerated doctoral program. 

    Completed GradCAS Application

    • A completed application requires a paid application fee and all required documents.
    • All prerequisitecoursework must be entered inGradCAS in the Transcript Entry section and will be verified against official transcripts submitted. 
      • Overall Transcript GPAs from each institution attended MUST be entered in the GPA Entries Section. 
      • Incomplete GradCAS applications WILL NOT be reviewed.  

    Applicants with Degrees from Non-US Institutions

    In addition to meeting the admissions requirements above, applicants with degrees from non-US institutions are required to meet the following: 


    • Eastern Virginia Medical School does not endorse any particular evaluating and/or credentialing service. You can use the following agencies:
    • Request a course by course evaluation of all transcripts from non-US institutions showing GPA calculation on a four point scale. 
    • You can use the following agencies: 
    • GradCAS will ONLY accept the evaluation report from the credentialing agency.  Do not send your foreign transcript to GradCAS. 
    • If you choose WES, you can request electronic WES evaluations directly through the application. Click Order WES Evaluation after listing your foreign school in the Colleges Attended section. Once WES completes your evaluation, they will send it to GradCAS electronically. GradCAS also accepts paper WES evaluations sent via mail.  
    • All other foreign transcripts evaluations from the credentialing agency must be sent directly to GradCAS to the following address: 

    GradCAS Transcript Processing Center 
    PO Box 9217 
    Watertown, MA 02471 


    • If the academic institution that you attended does not issue documents in English, the credentialing agency will require that you submit a word-for-word translation of your transcripts. You can contact University Language Services (ULS) to submit your transcript for translation and instruct them to send the translated transcript to the credentialing agency you choose. 

    TOEFL Requirements (Requirement may be waived)

    • The applicant must meet the following minimum TOEFL score requirement 
      • Internet-based test (preferred): 80 
      • Computer-based test: 213 
      • Paper-based test: 550 
    • Use TOEFL Code B886 to have official TOEFL scores sent to GradCAS 

    Applicants are encouraged to apply by May 1. Applications are accepted on a rolling schedule until the cohort is full. Applications received 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 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.

    Admissions and Enrollment

    For any other admissions questions, please contact Admissions and Enrollment:

    Tel:  757.446.7437 
    Fax: 757.446.8915

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