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PhD Admissions

Information on how to apply to VCU School of Medicine PhD Programs

How to Apply

All prospective Ph.D. students (except for applicants to Epidemiology, Healthcare Policy and Research and Social and Behavioral Sciences) must apply on-line through the VCU Office of Graduate Admissions. To apply to a Ph.D. program, please:

  • Follow the instructions at VCU Graduate Admissions
  • Create your account in the application system
  • Set the School and Program Level filters to "School of Medicine" and "Doctoral"
  • Select the Program or Programs of interest as indicated in the table below
  • Complete the application(s)

To apply to

Select

Biochemistry

Biochemistry - Doctoral Portal or

Biomedical Sciences - Undifferentiated - Doctoral Portal

Human Genetics

Human Genetics - Doctoral Portal or

Biomedical Sciences - Undifferentiated - Doctoral Portal

Microbiology and Immunology

Microbiology and Immunology - Doctoral Portal or

Biomedical Sciences - Undifferentiated - Doctoral Portal

Neuroscience

Neuroscience - Doctoral Portal or

Biomedical Sciences - Undifferentiated - Doctoral Portal

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmacology and Toxicology- Doctoral Portal or

Biomedical Sciences - Undifferentiated - Doctoral Portal

Physiology and Biophysics

Physiology and Biophysics - Doctoral Portal or

Biomedical Sciences - Undifferentiated - Doctoral Portal

Biostatistics

Biostatistics or

Biostatistics-Genomic Biostatistics

Epidemiology

Epidemiology Graduate Programs

Healthcare Policy and Research

Health Care Policy and Research Ph.D.

Medical Physics

Medical Physics

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences Ph.D.

*The first six Ph.D. options have a common admissions process organized by the Biomedical Science Doctoral Portal.

Financial Support, Tuition & Fees

Full-time Ph.D. students typically receive financial support that includes a stipend (currently $30,000 per year) plus tuition and fees for the duration of their training as long as they are making satisfactory academic progress. U.S. citizens and permanent residents should contact the VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Office for information on financial aid.VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Office

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