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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | Pathologists' Assistant Program | Application Requirements

  • Education
    • Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education prior to matriculation into the program.
       
  • Prerequisite Coursework
    • Required courses
      • Two semesters of biology (with lab preferred)
      • One semester of mathematics (statistics recommended)
      • One semester of English composition
         
    • Recommended courses
      • General chemistry (with lab preferred)
      • Organic chemistry (with lab preferred)
      • Human Anatomy
      • Physiology
      • Biochemistry
      • Histology
      • Microbiology
      • Physics
      • Medical Terminology
         
    • Applicants must complete the necessary prerequisites for matriculation within 10 years of their application submission date. Each required prerequisite course needs to meet the minimum semester hours listed above, receive a final grade of a “C” or better, and must be taken at an accredited institution of higher education prior to matriculation into the program.
       

  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s educational capabilities, work ethic, and professionalism. These must be signed by the writer on appropriate letterhead.
       
  • Experience
    • Evidence of exposure to anatomic pathology is required. Shadowing or work experience is highly recommended.
       
  • Letter of Intent/Personal Essay outlining the applicant’s academic and professional goals (minimum 500 words)
     
  • Shadowing and/or Work Experience Essay outlining the applicant’s experience in anatomic pathology (minimum 350 words)
     
  • Grade Point Average
    • A minimum overall and science grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required prior to matriculation into the program.
       
  • Transcripts
    • Official transcripts from each college, university, and community college previously or currently attended are required. These must be sent in a sealed envelope from the registrar’s office.
       
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • A resume or curriculum vitae is required.
       
  • Interview
    • A personal interview with faculty members is required.
       
  • Fee
    • There is a non-refundable application fee of $50.
       
  • Tests
    • GRE or GPA > 3.0