Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Boston University

24 months
62872 USD/year
62872 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program at Boston University focuses on the basic science and laboratory techniques of pathology and related disciplines.


The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine master’s program at Boston University was founded in 2003 by Dr. Adrianne Rogers, professor emeritus of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and former associate chair of the department and Chris Andry, MPhil, PhD, the current Vice Chair and program director. Graduates are prepared to work in basic science, biotechnology, clinical pathology, and other biomedical research laboratories designing, performing, and evaluating research. Students learn to prepare and evaluate animal or human cells and tissues for the effects of test compounds, devices, or procedures using morphologic, molecular, and other methods.

Techniques include gross, microscopic, and ultrastructural techniques for examination of cells and tissues, including histochemical staining and immunohistochemical staining, immunofluorescence, and molecular methods; and certain clinical chemistry, hematological and immunological, methods for examination of blood tissue or other bodily fluids or extracts. Offerings include, but are not limited to, the following specialized techniques in the basic laboratory rotations or in the student’s laboratory research project: laser capture techniques, in situ hybridization including fluorescence detection (FISH), molecular techniques, proteomics, and confocal or electron microscopy, image analysis, and virtual pathology. Students learn and rotate in modern, well-equipped laboratories on the BU Medical Campus and at Boston Medical Center.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Pathology and Pathophysiology of Disease 
  • Introduction to Basic and Applied Pathology 
  • Pathology Seminar 
  • The Business of Science 
  • Pathology Special Topics 
  • Pathology Laboratory Rotations
  • Pathology Research
  • Human Biospecimens for Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • Application Forms
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • MCAT Test
  • CASPer Test
  • Transcripts


  • International Student Data Form
  • A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  • Copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S.
  • Required financial documentation demonstrating your ability to pay for your expenses at Boston University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    62872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62872 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    62872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62872 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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