MS in Molecular & Cellular Pathology

Applications are open for Summer and Fall 2023
Customize your course of study
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Healthcare Career Track

Preparation for:

  • Medical school
  • US residency programs
Research Career Track

Preparation for:

  • PhD Programs
  • Research positions in pharma or biotech
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A post-bacc program for those who want to cure disease ...
from the bench OR  the bedside.


This is an academic enhancement program for students who need to boost their GPA and/or gain research experience.

The curriculum offers two tracks (Healthcare or Research) and a variety of courses, allowing students to customize their course of study based on their career path.

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

Who should apply?

The Molecular & Cellular Pathology Program is designed for students who are pursuing medical school, PhD programs, US residency programs, or employment in the biotech industry.

How does the program work?

Degree requirements (30 credits total):

  • Required Courses: Cellular and Molecular Biology (3-6 credits), Basic Pathologic Mechanisms (4 credits), Capstone Project (3 credits)
  • Elective Courses (17-20 credits)
  • Capstone project: A 20-page, faculty-supervised review paper

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Matriculation: Students may begin the program during any academic term (Fall, Spring, or Summer).

Time-to-degree: The standard program is 16 months. An accelerated program, which includes the summer term, can be completed in 12 months. Part-time study is also available.

Extracurricular activities include research, teaching assistantships, and clinical assistantships. Eligibility for Pathology observerships is contingent upon background prerequisites (MD, DO, MBBS) and is subject to availability.

Advantages of our MS Program

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.
Our program offers extensive opportunities for research at a top-25 medical center 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.

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