Priority consideration for fall admissions will be given
to applications received by January 17 for the PhD program.
Applicants must have earned or expect a baccalaureate or equivalent degree,
and must have demonstrated a superior knowledge of biology,
chemistry, physics and mathematics. Laboratory experience
is also strongly recommended. The Graduate Record Examination
(GRE) is required, as are letters of recommendation and
a letter summarizing the applicant's goals. For combined
degree students, the Medical College Admission Test or Dental
Aptitude Test is accepted in lieu of the GRE. Foreign applicants
who do not use English as their native language must take
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination.
GRE and TOEFL test scores are submitted directly by the
testing service. The institutional code is 5570.
Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Portal
Domestic Applications shoud be submitted
VCU Graduate School. International students
are directed to the
VCU Office of Global Education.
Please indicate "Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Portal
- School of Medicine - PHD" as your program on the
application and "Fall semester" as your
term of entry.
MS applicants should indicate MBG on their
The completed application or supplemental materials, including application fee, personal statement, and sealed copies of letters of recommendation and transcripts, should be submitted to the appropriate office.
For domestic applicants:
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Graduate Studies
1001 Grove Ave.
P.O. Box 843051
Richmond, VA 23284-3051
For international applicants:
University GEO – International Admissions
817 West Franklin Street
P.O. Box 843043
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3043, U.S.A.
Qualified applicants to the Ph.D. program are awarded financial
aid in the form of graduate fellowships or assistantships,
which provide a competitive stipend. Tuition and fees are
typically covered for students receiving financial support.
The current minimum stipend is $23,100, plus tuition,
fees, and VCU student health insurance. Stipend support is
available to PhD students; MS students are responsible for
their own expenses. For more information on financial
aid, refer to the
of Financial Aid.