Pathologists’ Assistant

Pathologists’ assistants are allied health professionals who support physician pathologists. They are involved in collection of tissue specimens, preparing specimens for testing, and examining bodies of deceased people. They work in the same settings as pathologists, including different types of pathology laboratories, morgues, and health care facilities.


Student Resources

      Professional Associations and Accreditation

      Entrance Exam

      Some pathologists’ assistant programs require the Graduate Record Exam as an entrance exam. Learn more about the GRE here.

      Selected Regional Programs

      Important Note:

      Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements