24 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS program in Anatomy at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine is a research-oriented degree with an emphasis in preparing students for further professional education (such as allopathic or osteopathic medicine, dentistry or physical therapy) or transitioning to doctoral programs in anatomy or other biomedical disciplines.


The Anatomy program at Pennsylvania State University, generally completed within two years, requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in anatomical courses (human gross anatomy, histology, and embryology) and biomedical classes along with multidisciplinary research that culminates in an oral defense of a written thesis.

The anatomy curriculum comprises discipline-specific courses in human gross anatomy, human microscopic anatomy and human embryology, integrated with courses in neuroanatomy, cell biology and systems biology.

Learning outcomes

The goal of the Anatomy MS Program at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is to educate and prepare individuals for advanced professional degrees in human structure, or for accelerated entry into professions related to medical science and biomedical research.

The Master of Science in Anatomy is an academic degree awarded for the satisfactory completion of a program of study that includes both didactic coursework and original research. It is expected that a student will expend a minimum of two academic years of study in a full-time capacity to complete this degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Human Embryology
  • Microscopic Anatomy
  • Human Structure Cadaveric Laboratory
  • Colloquium
  • Laboratory Research
  • Biomedical Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Formal applications for domestic and international students must be received by March 1 for priority consideration or April 15 for regular consideration.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply to the Anatomy MS program, an applicant must hold either:

  • a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution; or
  • a postsecondary degree that is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree earned from an officially recognized degree-granting international institution.

A complete application through The Graduate School should include:

  • Completed application form with personal statement of purpose
  • Payment of the $65 application fee
  • Official GRE or MCAT test scores (must be taken within past three years) - School Code 2660
  • 3 letters of recommendation, uploaded through online application system by person writing the reference
  • TOEFL score (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39248 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Hershey

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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