12 months
40812 USD/year
24586 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in Pathobiology at Pennsylvania State University is designed to provide flexibility in graduate work while providing opportunities to study immunology, microbiology, nutrition, biochemistry, virology, veterinary pathology, physiology, or toxicology, usually as related to problems seen in human, domestic animal, and wildlife health.


Graduate instruction in this Pathobiology program at Pennsylvania State University is directed by Graduate Faculty members from the Department of Veterinary Science and related units with research interests in animal science, biochemistry, biology, biophysics, immunology, nutrition, physiology, zoology, and others.

Learning outcomes

  • Graduates will demonstrate specific mastery of core concepts related to molecular mechanisms of disease in humans and animals, as well as evidence-based decision making in general.
  • Graduates will demonstrate ability to create and execute a research plan aimed at understanding disease mechanisms and/or developing disease detection and diagnosis strategies.
  • Graduates will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate scientific ideas, proposals, and research findings using both written and oral formats.
  • Graduates will demonstrate ability to critically analyze and assess scientific ideas and results related to the area of human/animal disease research.
  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core ethical values and right conduct in research, and maintain the highest ethical standards in their own research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Pathology Individual Studies
  • Critical Elements of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Prostaglandins and Leukotrienes
  • Pathobiology
  • Current Topics in Cancer Research
  • Oncology: Bench to Bedside

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), or from a comparable substitute examination accepted by the Pathobiology graduate program, are required for admission.
  • Applicants with a 3.0 or better grade-point average (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate science courses and appropriate course backgrounds will be considered for admission.
  • Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree in a biological science-related field, or a degree as a graduate veterinarian or equivalent.
  • Undergraduate preparation should include biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics through calculus, and preferably biostatistics and biochemistry.

Tuition Fee

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    40812 USD/year
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    24586 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24586 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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