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Pathologists' Assistant  Master's


What is Pathologists' Assistant at WVU like?


The Pathologists’ Assistant program is an intensive 24-month curriculum, culminating in a master’s degree in Health Science.

The first year is an intense didactic schedule, with some hands-on experience in the Surgical Pathology Gross Room and Autopsy Suite. The second year is clinical practice, with rotations in various medical settings for a wide-ranging experience prior to employment.

Students are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution. While the preferred degree backgrounds come from a wide variety of science-based coursework, including Medical Technology, Pre-Professional Biology, and Forensic Science, any degree will be considered, provided the listed prerequisites are included on the transcripts.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Spring: April 30

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    School of Medicine
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What are the requirements to apply for Pathologists' Assistant at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Pathologists' Assistant graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Résumé /CV
  • Letters of Recommendation - Two
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt)

Additional application considerations:

  • Describe your shadowing experience in 200 words or less. Be sure to include the facility (facilities) at which you shadowed, number of hours shadowing, and the contact information for the indidual with whom you shadowed. The signed essential functions form will also be submitted here. Please combine both the shadowing statement and essential functions form and upload them together. Files are limited to 5 MB and must be uploaded in one of the following formats: .pdf, .doc, or .docx. File names should not include special characters (i.e. &,$,#,@ etc.) as it will cause an error when uploading. Please see the program's website for details relating to the personal statment and requirement. Files are limited to 5 MB and must be uploaded in one of the following formats: .pdf, .doc, or .docx. File names should not include special characters (i.e. &,$,#,@ etc.) as it will cause an error when uploading.

  • Unofficial transcripts can be sent initially; however, the university must receive the official transcripts before an applicant can be accepted

Only applications with all completed requirements will be considered for admission.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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