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In response to increased demand for highly competent technicians in translational research, we have developed this non-thesis Master of Science in Histopathology program to prepare students to conduct biomedical research, including basic molecular and cell biology techniques, as well as use animal models effectively and ethically in preclinical research. Students complete the program in as little as 21-months and will be qualified for jobs in research laboratories, in both the pharmaceutical industry and academic laboratories, or pathology laboratories in hospitals and private facilities. In addition, graduates will be well-prepared to enter a doctoral, medical, dental or veterinary program, should they choose to continue their education.

This is a rigorous, hands-on program, with focused learning involving both Program Directors, Dr. Renee M. Demarest and Dr. Catherine L. Neary.

Who Should Apply?

Students who are eager for a program with a hands-on experience using in vivo models and primary tissue to prepare students for a career in pre-clinical research.

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Curriculum Information

  • Foundational Course Requirements:
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Systems Physiology
  • Practical Course Requirements:
    • Responsible Conduct in Research training
    • Basic Laboratory Techniques - Biology
    • Histology II: Histotechniques
    • Basic and Advanced Laboratory Animal Techniques
  • Additional Required Coursework:
    • Mechanisms of Disease
    • Histology I: Basic Tissue Types
    • Histology III: Organ Systems
    • Microbiology
    • Topics in Pathology
    • Immunology

Additional Information

Don't forget to review our Admissions Requirements. You can browse this section for curriculum charts, course catalog and schedules.

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