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Prerequisite Courses

  • The courses below are required for admission; you may apply while coursework is in progress:

Prerequisite Coursework

Semester hours Quarter hours
Biology (with lab preferred) 
(A&P recommended)
3 4
Microbiology (with lab preferred)  3 4
General chemistry (with lab preferred) 
3 4
Organic chemistry and/or Biochemistry (with lab preferred) 
3 4
College level math (stats recommended) 3 4
 English composition 3 4


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education prior to matriculation into the program.


  • Competitive overall and science GPAs.
  • Successful candidates typically have overall and science GPAs above 3.0.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Two letters of recommendation from former professors, or employers, familiar with the applicant's professional or educational capabilities.


  • Official transcripts submitted from each college, university, and community college previously attended.  

Computer Competency

  • Proficiency in basic computer skills.


  • Evidence of exposure to anatomic pathology is expected of all students at the time of matriculation.


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