The University of Iowa

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The MS in Pathology is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the Carver College of Medicine. The MS is offered with thesis only at The University of Iowa.


The Department of Pathology offers education and training for a broad range of students, from undergraduates through postgraduate fellows and researchers. We offer a master degree in Pathology at The University of Iowa. 

It provides basic pathology courses to health sciences students, a clinical training program for medical laboratory scientists, a Master of Science program in pathology, residency training programs leading to American Board of Pathology certification in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, fellowship training in pathology subspecialties, and postdoctoral research training in cellular and molecular pathology.

Pathology courses are a major component of the University's program in Medical Laboratory Science, a Bachelor of Science program that trains medical laboratory scientists; see Medical Laboratory Science in the Catalog.


  • The Department of Pathology is well-equipped to carry out the sophisticated technology of modern cellular and molecular pathology. It administers more than 90,000 square feet of clinical laboratories at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and has individual research and core facility laboratories, including histopathology and laser capture microscopy for cellular and molecular pathology research, in the Medical Research Center, Medical Laboratories, and at the Iowa City VA Health Care System. 
  • Also available are Carver College of Medicine research facilities for nucleic acid chemistry, hybridoma production, flow cytometry, ultrastructural studies, protein structure, image analysis, electron spin resonance, mass spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, and laboratory animal care.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer
  • Translational Histopathology
  • Pathogenesis of Major Human Diseases
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer
  • Research in Pathology
  • Introduction to Human Pathology for Graduate Students

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. If you are admitted, official transcripts will be required before your enrollment
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores 
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

All Pathology graduate students receive full stipend and tuition support until they complete the program.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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