The masters level graduate programs of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offer considerable flexibility to accommodate students with various backgrounds and career interests.


  • M.S laboratory science 
  • M.S experimental pathology 
  • M.S pathologists' assistant

The laboratory science and experimental pathology tracks are research-based master's programs while the pathologists' assistant track is a non-research based program designed for educating pathologists' assistants.

A research-based Ph.D. program is offered. The route for entry into PhD studies is through the Indiana University School of Medicine BioMedical Gateway (IBMG) program.  This is a gateway into all of the Indiana University School of Medicine Graduate Division PhD programs.  Admitted students take a common curriculum of didactic courses and rotate in various research laboratories.  Selection of a research laboratory at the end of the first academic year determines the student's degree department. 

For IBMG information visit  PhD studies may be combined with medical school in a program combining the MD and PhD degrees.  Admission to the Indiana University School of Medicine is required for a combined MD/PhD. 

For questions and additional information for the graduate programs in pathology:

Diane S. Leland, Ph.D.
M.S. Graduate Programs Adviser
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
IU Health Pathology Laboratory Building, Room 6002H
350 W. 11th Street
Indianapolis, IN  46202

Phone: 317-491-6646
FAX: 317 491 6649


Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Administration Office | Van Nuys Medical Science Building | 635 Barnhill Drive, room A-128 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory: 350 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202