Graduate Education

Pathology and Anatomical Sciences Focus

Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete the minimum doctoral requirements of the MU Graduate School. These include 72 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree, including research and readings credits, to be approved by the doctoral advisor. Up to 30 hours of post-baccalaureate credit from an accredited institution may be transferred toward the doctoral degree. Further details are available online from the MU Graduate School. Resources for research in integrative anatomy, genetics, pathobiology, cancer biology and neuroscience include standard and special-use equipment in the departmental laboratories. Faculty and staff members provide guidance and practical supervision in clinical, translational, experimental and basic-science research.

For further information regarding the program, requirement and admission criteria, visit the Pathobiology Area Program.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation: 3 required
  • Statement of purpose or intent
  • Curriculum vitae (or résumé)

Application Procedures

Applications for admissions are due yearly on the second Friday of January for Fall semester matriculation. Applications are not reviewed at other times.

Submit via the online application to the University of Missouri Graduate School:

  • All documents required by the MU Graduate School and Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, such as transcripts, GRE scores (Pathology
     or Anatomy 
    ), TOEFL or IELTS scores (code 6875, if required). Although the MU Graduate School does not require GRE scores, these scores are required for programs within PAS.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • 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.)

Important: When registering online, choose the following options:

  • For "Admissions Category:" choose Doctorate- On Campus
  • For "Program of Interest:" choose Pathobiology Area Program/Pathology and Anatomical Sciences Focus/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)