Program Details

Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences at EVMS provides inclusive, cutting-edge training.
Norfolk, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Biomedical Science

Program Overview

Program Description:
Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences at EVMS provides inclusive, cutting-edge training in molecular, cellular and integrative biomedical sciences. Students initially complete lecture and laboratory courses spanning the biomedical sciences. Students choose a research laboratory and a specific research area, which is complemented by advanced courses. Under the guidance of selected graduate faculty, the student receives extensive mentoring from a faculty advisor in the area of specialization, culminating in a dissertation project. Areas of research strength include cancer, infectious diseases, immunology, cardiovascular and reproductive physiology, diabetes, obesity and neuroscience. Our graduates are well prepared to translate current findings in basic sciences to application in medical treatment. They enter careers in academia, industry and government, where their interdisciplinary background provides a unique perspective. Students receive a $25,500 annual stipend and health insurance premiums are paid by the program.

Additional Program Information

Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Doctor of Medicine degree, Masters' degrees, Doctoral degrees, and Certificates.
Financial Aid:
--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. --Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) --Completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (international applicants only) --Successful completion of coursework in: biology (two years); calculus and/or statistics (one year); physics (one year); chemistry (one year); organic chemistry (one year) We strongly recommend that applicants also obtain previous laboratory research experience and take additional courses in biology, chemistry and physics.
International Requirements:
Completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)