Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a science discipline from a Regionally Accredited American College or University, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions. Applicants must also have a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00/4.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions. In addition, laboratory-based research experience is highly desired. Finally, international students must submit English proficiency test scores that meet institutional requirements. For more information on English proficiency requirements, please go to:

Graduate College English Proficiency Requirements

A subset of applicants will be selected for interviews, conducted either in person or by Zoom. Admission decisions are determined based on academic performance, research experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement and interviews.

Application Procedures:

The application process is paperless, with all application materials either entered or uploaded onto the admissions portal. The web portal for application can be accessed at:

Graduate Admissions Application Portal

In addition to providing basic information, applicants will be asked to upload:

  • Transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions attended.
  • A Statement of Purpose that summarizes your academic career to date, all research experiences, a brief narrative as to why you wish to pursue an M.S. in Pathology, and your future goals.
  • A current CV or Résumé. It should chronologically list your educational, research and work experience to date. The CV/Résumé should also list any awards, conferences, presentations and publications. Applicants are welcome to include items such as volunteering, study abroad experiences, teaching assignments and other achievements.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required, and it is helpful if those writing letters are able to comment on your laboratory experience and/or aptitude for basic research. You will be asked to provide the contact information (email address) for three referees, and they will be instructed to upload their letters.  Letters must be submitted on official letterhead and signed/authenticated by the letter writer.

For more information, please go to:

Pathology MS Program Admission Requirements

Deadlines and Fees:

Fall semester admission: January 15 for international applicants; February 15 for U.S. applicants.

Spring semester admission: September 15 for international applicants; October 15 for U.S. applicants. Please note: Openings for spring semester admission are rare but may exist from time to time. Prior to applying, please inquire as to whether there are any spring openings.

The application fee for domestic applicants is $60 and $100 for international applicants. Applicants may be eligible for a Graduate Application Fee Waiver based upon undergraduate/post-baccalaureate program participation or financial hardship.