Applicants may choose to take either the GRE or the MCAT. The institution code is 1325 (for Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis—IUPUI). The department code is 0215 (for IU School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Science).
Each applicant must write a personal essay explaining career goals and why (s)he wants to pursue a career as a Pathologists’ Assistant.
Applicants must submit three professional references, including contact information, with their applications. Listed references will receive an electronic request from the university to provide a letter of recommendation. Applicants should verify that each reference contact received, completed and returned a letter on their behalf. Applications with less than three recommendations are considered incomplete. References should pertain to relevant experience, competency and aptitude in the classroom and/or lab.
Submit official transcripts from each university and college attended outside of the Indiana University system. For coursework completed at Indiana University (any campus), the admissions team will have access to the official transcript; applicants do not need to submit this record for IU coursework. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to Department of Pathology by the issuing institution or their agent. The issuing institution can send electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Karen Sanburn, Education Coordinator, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, 635 Barnhill Drive, MS A128, Indianapolis, IN 46202 -5120.
The Pathologists’ Assistant degree is 22 months of full time study in residence at IUPUI. We do not offer an on-line option for this program.
Applicants can calculate the estimated costs of the program including tuition, fees, in-state vs. out-of-state tuition, residency requirements, and payment information at the IUPUI Bursar’s Office. A Tuition and Fees Estimator is available. Use the settings: Status: Graduate/Professional; Program: All other Graduate Program.
Fees and Financial Aid
Applicants can find tuition, fees (activity, technology, and general service fees), in-state vs. out-of-state tuition, residency requirements, and payment information through the Office of the IUPUI Bursar at the “Student Central” web site. Enter the information required to estimate your tuition and fees. For “I am a ____,” select “Graduate/Professional.” For “in the ____,” select “Other Graduate Programs.” The six pathologists’ assistant track professional sequence courses each have an additional lab fee of approximately $100 per course. University tuition and fees tend to increase periodically.
Students need to maintain personal health insurance throughout their graduate study at Indiana University. Costs for health insurance vary, depending on the plan chosen. Expenses for books and course materials vary widely, from $150-$600 per semester.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine does not offer scholarships, stipends, teaching assistantships, fee waivers, or any other form of financial support for students in the M.S. program. However, full-time MS students are eligible to apply for financial aid through the IUPUI Financial Aid Office.