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Standards for Admission

Prerequisites for admission include organic chemistry and mathematics through calculus. Coursework in biology is also required and a full course in biochemistry and molecular biology is strongly recommended. Preference is also given to students with prior research experience.

Recommended Route

The recommended route for admission is through the Case Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP); MD/PhD students are admitted through the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Admission to the BSTP or MSTP automatically provides admission to the Pathology Graduate Program and all other graduate programs affiliated with the BSTP or MSTP, respectively, and it provides maximum flexibility for students to rotate in multiple laboratories and choose the optimum research mentor and graduate program to match their interests.

For more information, please refer to the studenthandbook (PDF).

PhD in Cancer Biology components (PDF)

Program Director

Mark W. Jackson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology