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*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences offers Doctoral (PhD) degrees with focus areas in Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Integrative Anatomy, and Translational Bioinformatics through the Pathobiology Area Program.

Admission Criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallJanuary 15*
*Note: Applications for admissions have to be submitted by January 15th for Fall semester matriculation. Applications are not reviewed at other times.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Pathobiology Area Program

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation are required. Provide these names and contact information for each in the “Recommendation Provider List”.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • At least one writing sample (e.g., publications, proposals, upper-level course term papers, thesis, etc.)
  • TOEFL/IELTS score (if international)

Important: When registering online, choose the following options.

  • For “Admissions Category”, choose Doctorate- On Campus.
  • For “Academic Program”, choose one of the following options:
    • Pathobiology Area Program/Integrative Anatomy Focus (PhD)
    • Pathobiology Area Program/Pathology & Anatomical Sciences Focus (PhD)
    • Pathobiology Area Program/Translational Bioinformatics Focus (PhD)