How to Apply

Academic Requirements

The Department of Pathology  admits students with  superior records of academic achievement  holding  either a bachelor's or master's degree. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA above a 3.0 and international students must show proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 100.  Although there are no specific requirements, significant consideration will also be given to an applicant's area of undergraduate study, the amount of research experience, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

Application Procedure

Applications to the Ph.D. program must be submitted online. Follow the instructions at the WSU Graduate Application website. The following documents are submitted by uploading directly to the application website.

  • A personal statement describing your reasons for applying to our PhD program and longterm career goals, as well as the details of your research experience.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • TOEFL (Institutional code: R1898. Departmental code: 0215 Pathology)
  • GRE (Institutional code: R1898. Departmental code: 0215 Pathology)

Financial Aid

All PhD students are provided with a Graduate Research Assistantship, which provides tuition, an annual stipend, and health insurance. No separate application is needed for financial aid.