How long is the program?
The program is 8 academic quarters or approximately 24 months of study. 

What does the admissions committee look for in an applicant? 
Candidates are evaluated on their entire merit, no one criterion is used exclusively in the evaluation of a candidate. Successful candidates typically have strong academic preparation, extensive experience in anatomic pathology and the laboratory setting, exceptional letters of recommendation (submitted with the admission package) and an effectively worded essay. Learn more about our application process
Learn more about our average incoming student by reviewing our Class Profile.

When should I apply?
Applications are available between April and February 27. Application materials must be postmarked no later than February 27. Files are reviewed on a rolling basis through March. Interviews are held on campus between October and March. Our program begins classes in late May. Learn more on our How to Apply page.

Can I transfer into the program?
The College of Health Professions does not accept transfer students. On a case by case basis, the admissions committee will review graduate coursework to award credit.

How can I get in touch with the Admissions Office?
Email us: grad.admissions@rosalindfranklin.edu
Call us: 847-578-3204
Our address: Rosalind Franklin University  
Pathologists' Assistant Admissions
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064


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