Graduate Study

The Pathobiology graduate program is designed to produce leaders in biomedical research and education.

MS and PhD Degrees

The department offers master of science (MS) and PhD degrees. PhD degrees may also be obtained in conjunction with an MD degree (Medical Scholars Program) or a DVM degree (Veterinary Medical Scholars Program).

Combined pathology residency/graduate programs are available in the areas of anatomic, clinical, and zoological pathology for veterinary graduates.

Virtually all students receive tuition waivers and stipends. Graduate students participate in the teaching and research functions of the department.

How to Apply

Applications, submitted with all supplemental materials [personal statement, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and test scores — GRE (optional) and, if applicable, TOEFL], and application fee of $70 for U.S. students, and $90 for international students, must be submitted via the Graduate College’s website by January 15.

Award Winners

Award winners from the 2020 Voss Graduate Student Research EXPO: Chia-Ming Su, Xuejin Zhang, Maria Nava, Sabal Chaulagain, Jaishree Sharma, Myung Whan Oh (missing from the photo Yvette Tien)

We do not require a GRE examination score, but you may still submit one if you think the GRE score will help demonstrate your excellence as a candidate. Interested applicants with at least 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) are eligible to apply. Applicants with GPA between 2.75-3.0 may still apply for admission with limited standing.

The Department of Pathobiology does not request any program-specific questions on the application. All requested documents should be uploaded to the online application. Do not send original documents to our office.

Additional information about the application process can be found on the Graduate College’s website:

For more information about graduate study with Pathobiology, please email us.

International Applicants

International applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements based on their country of origin. See the list of countries on the Graduate College website.

International students whose native language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79, TOEFL CBT (computer-based exam) score of 213, or TOEFL PBT score of 550.

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