MS in Pathology (Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease)

Laboratory researcher looking at microscope slide


A post-baccalaureate program for those who want to cure disease – from the bench or the bedside.

Our students receive a strong foundation in Molecular & Cell Biology plus one or more of the following concentration areas: Immunology, Infectious Disease, Neurodegeneration, Cancer Biology, or Pathology.


Who should apply?

The MCBD program is for students who are pursuing a careers ranging from healthcare to research. If you are pursuing a professional doctoral degree (e.g., MD, DO, PhD, DDS), seeking placement in US residency programs, or employment opportunities in biotechnological or clinical research, then MCBD may be right for you!


Advantages of the MCBD MS Program

Flexibility Our customized curriculum allows you to design a course of study that best fits your academic needs and career goals.
Learn from the Experts Our faculty are internationally-recognized for their expertise in Cancer Biology, Immunology, and Neurodegeneration.
Research Our program offers extensive opportunities for research at a top-25 medical center5 that will help you advance your career.
Professional Development

Small classes, MCAT prep, and intensive career advising are just a few of the ways that we prioritize your growth and success.


Customize your Course of Study

Customize the field and the track – Healthcare or Research – to suit your academic interests and career goals. Our highly flexible curriculum allows you to choose from a wide variety of courses and complete the MCBD Program in 16 months or less. Research opportunities are recommended for all students, but not required.

Healthcare Career Track Preparation for medical school or US residency programs
Research Career Track Preparation for PhD programs or biotech employment