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College of Health Professions

Master of Medical Science (MMS), Pathologists’ Assistant Studies

Program Overview

The Master of Medical Science in Pathologists’ Assistant Studies track teaches you to provide services in surgical and autopsy pathology under the direct supervision of an anatomic pathologist. This program is in a seated format with clinical rotations conducted at local hospitals, free-standing pathology laboratories, and forensic pathology laboratories. After graduating, students will be eligible to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam. This 80-credit hour program can be completed in just over a year and positions you for success as a PA.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

80

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 80
Program Type: MMS
Location: Seated (Satellite Location)
Time to Complete: 2 years – 24 Months (full time – no part time)
Start Date: Fall: August
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biological studies from an accredited institution is required to enroll in this program. A bachelor’s degree in a non-science area will be considered if the applicant has taken the required science courses and the admission committee deems them acceptable.

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Transcript Requirements

Official undergraduate transcripts as well as official trascripts from the school(s) where the applicant has taken college credits or completed their degree(s) must be submitted as part of the applicantion process for this program.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Prospective student shadowing or other clinical experiences in an anatomic pathology laboratory (histology, surgical pathology, and/or autopsy) is highly recommmended; however, this experience is not required for admission consideration at this time.

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Application Deadline

The application deadline for this program is March 1.

More Information

I-20 Approved: No
I-17 Approved: No
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): No
Program Director:
Derek Nelson
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
80 Credit Hours – Program Requirements
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