Pathologists' Assistant Admissions
The Pathologists' Assistant Master of Science program is offered only at our Harlem campus. All new entrants into the program have a fall start date (late July).
Online applications will be accepted from November 1st through July 1st. All supporting materials must be received by July 14. Please review the prerequisite and admissions requirements before submitting your application.
The application deadline is June 1
Everything, including supporting documents, must be received by July 14. Classes start with the fall semester in late July.
Program Pre-requisites and Admissions Requirements
Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college with a minimum 3.0 GPA
You will need a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or the equivalent from a foreign institution. We require an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A science GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or better, is preferred. All foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a NACES accredited evaluation.
You must have completed an acceptable academic year sequence, with no grade below 2.5 on a 4.0-point scale, in each of the following subjects:
- Biology: At least 8 semester hours (a 4 or 5 on the AP Biology exam or a 6 or 7 on the IB Biology are acceptable substitutes).
- Inorganic Chemistry: At least 8 semester hours (a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam or 6 or 7 on the IB Chemistry are acceptable substitutes).
- Organic Chemistry: At least 7 semester hours. 3 hours of Biochemistry may count toward your total.
- English: If your BA/BS was completed in the English language, specific English coursework is not required. If your BA/BS was NOT completed in English 6 semester hours are required (a 4 or 5 on the AP English Composition or English Literature exam or a 6 or 7 on the IB Language A are acceptable substitutes).
- Mathematics and/or Computer Science: At least 3 semester hours (a 4 or 5 on the AP Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB or BC, or Statistics exams, or 6 or 7 on the IB Mathematics are acceptable substitutes).
- Behavioral Sciences: At least 3 semester hours. Behavioral Sciences include psychology, sociology, and anthropology, amongst others (a 4 or 5 on the AP Psychology exam, a 6 or 7 on the IB Psychology, or a 6 or 7 on the IB Social and Cultural Anthropology are acceptable substitutes within this category).
Please refer to https://help.liaisonedu.com for a full listing of which subjects may be used to fulfill each of the above requirements.
Submitting AP or IB Score Reports
Please note any AP or IB score being used for a pre-requisite is subject to verification via a pdf copy of your AP scores from the College Board or the International Baccalaureate Organization (go to IBO.org and select school # 038943 - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine).
If you will be using an AP or IB exam to fulfill a pre-requisite, please follow these instructions.
AP reports - A pdf copy of the AP score report should be downloaded from https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/view-scores and the resulting pdf should be uploaded to the e-application portal. If your AP scores are more than 4 years old, you may need to order an archived report from College Board which can take at least 2 weeks to receive. If you need to order an archived report, you will need to wait until the College receives said scores and no other documentation (e.g., a quote from your College's website about AP transfer credit policy) will act as a substitute. Please note, we only accept AP scores of 4 or 5.
IB reports - Your IB report can be submitted electronically to TouroCOM (go to IBO.org and select school # 038943 - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine). Once the IB report has been ordered, please email the Office of Admissions. Please note, we only accept IB scores of 6 or 7.
Three Letters of Recommendation
One letter should be written by a pathologist or pathologist’s assistant. The two others should be from biological or physical science professors from whom you earned a grade in the class. An official letter from the College Premedical Committee may substitute for two science letters of recommendation.
A letter from a science/research laboratory supervisor can be used as a substitute for one natural science faculty letter. Also, an applicant who has not been in school for five years or more may submit one letter of recommendation from a current supervisor in place of the second natural science faculty letter. If the applicant is working in a medical career field (e.g., nursing or pharmacy), a letter of recommendation from a medical/ healthcare supervisor is preferred.
20 documented hours of shadowing a pathologist(s) or pathologists’ assistant(s).
GRE, GMAT, or MCAT (recommended, not required)
Submission of GRE/GMAT or Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) exam scores is recommended, but not mandatory.
Submitting Your Application
Submit your application online at apply.touro.edu Test scores should be uploaded to your e-application portal. Official e-transcripts should be sent to PathA.Admissions@touro.edu. If e-transcripts are not available, paper transcripts should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
230 West 125th Street, Room 434
New York, NY 10027
Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an on-campus interview.
The Interview Process
We know you are more than a piece of paper. Admissions interviews give us a chance to better understand you—and your potential.
Generally, we schedule campus visits so that we may interview candidates in person. Zoom interviews may be an option for those students who are otherwise unable to visit our campus.
The campus visit can include a tour of our medical college facilities. Tours give applicants the chance to learn more about TouroCOM and the surrounding Harlem community.
Faculty members of the medical college usually conduct each interview, and submit their recommendations to the program director for review. An interview does not guarantee acceptance.