MS in Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

The MS degree is designed primarily to prepare students for supervisory roles in basic-science and clinical laboratories, and to offer greater in-depth study in pathology and anatomical sciences concurrent with studies leading to the PhD and/or MD degree.

Degree Requirements

Each candidate for the master's degree is required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at the 8000 or 9000 level and maintain a B or better GPA in graduate course work, with no more than 12 hours of research, problems, seminars or special investigations.

Candidates also must satisfactorily complete a thesis. A candidate is expected to demonstrate knowledge of clinical and/or research techniques and to defend the thesis.

Faculty members advise students regarding their program of study and thesis research. A list of graduate faculty eligible to supervise MS students is available on the departmental website.

Required courses and those of special interest should complement the student's academic background and career objectives.

Application Deadline 

 Fall entrance: Inquire with Director of Graduate Studies

Admission Criteria

  • Admission to candidacy in the master’s program is limited to those who hold at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Preference will be given to students with a college GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Minimum GRE scores:
When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative Analytical
On or After August 1, 2011 325 N/A

Required Application Materials to the Graduate School:

  • All required Graduate School documents

Admission Contact Information
Director of Graduate Studies
MU School of Medicine
M263 Medical Sciences Building
Columbia, MO 65211
573 882-1201
573-884-4612 (fax)

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