PhD Admissions

How to apply to VCU School of Medicine PhD Programs

Prospective Ph.D. students (except applicants to Epidemiology, Healthcare Policy and Research, and Social and Behavioral Sciences; see below) must apply on-line through the VCU Office of Graduate Admissions. To apply on-line, 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 buttons/panels below
  • Complete the application(s)

Note: The first seven Ph.D. options below have a common admissions process organized by the Biomedical Science Doctoral Portal.

To apply to Epidemiology, Healthcare Policy and Research, and Social and Behavioral Sciences, please click on the individual programs below and then on "more information".

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