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Graduate Degrees

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at IU School of Medicine provides advanced training for doctoral students in Experimental Pathology.

Careers of PhD Graduates

Pathology PhD graduates readily find employment after training at IU School of Medicine. The combination of research and clinical skills acquired by students in these programs is highly desirable in many environments.

PhD graduates have been evenly divided between teaching and research careers in academic settings and research careers in medically-related industry.

Pursue a Graduate Degree in Pathology

Medical scientists can begin work on a PhD degree in Pathology to prepare for a career in laboratory research or education.
Pathology Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

A research-based PhD program in Pathology is available through the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Admitted students take a common curriculum of didactic courses and rotate in various research laboratories. Selection of a research laboratory at the end of the first academic year determines the student’s degree department.

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Transfer Credit

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine routinely accepts graduate-level science course credits earned by the student before admission to the program. At IUPUI, students enroll under a status called “Graduate Non-Degree,” while other universities may have another name for this status. The number of credits that may be earned under this status is limited by the University, and completion of courses under this status does not guarantee admission to a Pathology graduate program.