The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences offers a Master of Science in Pathology (MS) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees through either

Our academic programs capitalize on the diverse strengths and resources of the Pathology and Anatomical Sciences faculty and provide students with the flexibility to achieve their individual goals. Please direct questions regarding the application process, deadlines, and material to the director of graduate studies.

All graduate programs, including both master’s and doctoral degrees in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences are research-based. Thus, the selection of an appropriate graduate adviser is a critical part of the application procedure. All applicants are encouraged to contact potential advisers prior to applying to discuss opportunities for graduate study.

Doctoral Degrees

The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences in the School of Medicine offers doctoral degrees through the University of Missouri’s Pathobiology Area Program. The exceptional diversity of faculty in this interdepartmental program affords a wide variety of opportunities for translational and basic science research directed at questions in genetics, neuroscience, cancer biology, integrative/evolutionary anatomy, and translational bioinformatics. If you are interested in obtaining a PhD in this (or other) doctoral programs with faculty in Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies before applying online.

Three focus areas are available for pursuing doctoral degrees within the Pathobiology Area Program, each with specific degree requirements beyond the University of Missouri Graduate School requirements.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may not be automatically provided by all programs. Some programs require an extra form or statement from those who wish to be considered for internal assistantships, fellowships or other funding packages. Check the program website or ask the director of graduate studies for details regarding extra- and intra-mural programs and sources of funding (e.g. NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, MU Life Sciences Fellowships, MU Graduate Fellowships, and MU training grants).