This program offers Ph.D.-level research in combination with residency training in anatomical or clinical pathology, microbiology, and comparative medicine. Completion of this program satisfies the requirements to take the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, the American College of Microbiologists, and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
For a more detailed description of the specific programs please view the Anatomic Pathology Residency Page, the Clinical Pathology Residency Page, the Microbiology Residency Page, and the Comparative Medicine Residency Page.
The application process begins with a letter of intent, which should outline your motivation for applying to this program, your relevant clinical experiences, and any research experience you have had. We suggest you peruse the departmental website for laboratories with research programs of interest to you. The interview process will include meetings with the relevant clinical faculty, current residents, the Graduate Education Coordinator, and research faculty. If you are invited for an interview, you will be given the opportunity to identify research faculty with whom you would like to meet, so that you get a sample of the research options available for your PhD program.
Applications are evaluated as received and early submission is encouraged. No submissions will be accepted after November 1st.
Application to our graduate program involves submitting:
The online application, all of your application material will be uploaded to the online application. Select Pathology (Ph.D.) as the program and list the Residency (Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Microbiology) as the Area of Study. You do not need to wait until all materials are received to submit the online application. In fact, it is recommended to submit the application as early on as possible, as this helps Admissions process and upload transcripts and other materials. The application fee does not need to be paid at time of submission, but will be required if selected for a position.
Official transcripts from each college or university attended, including undergraduate work and transfer credits. Official transcripts from CSU are not required. Official electronic transcripts are accepted and preferred, when available. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org when requesting those.
Three letters of reference from individuals able to evaluate your abilities (your references will upload letters directly to the online application).
GRE scores are recommended (a copy of your original scores is sufficient and can be uploaded to the online application).
Letter of Intent and a statement of your interest in the graduate program and a summary of career goals. Your statement of interest should include information regarding your specific area of interest in Microbiology, Immunology and/or Pathology and potential areas of research in which you would like to work.
Biographical sketch or resume/Curriculum Vitae.
A TOEFL or IELTS score (international applicants only).
International or Non-U.S. Citizens
We do have international students pursuing graduate degrees in our department; however, these positions are limited since their availability depends on:
The capacity of the student's government to provide a living stipend, tuition, and fees;
The availability of departmental faculty and research projects. Therefore, we are unable to accept applicants for graduate education without a specific faculty sponsor pre-identified.
For any documents that cannot be uploaded electronically to the online application, submit paper copies to the Office of Admissions at this address:
Colorado State University
Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062
For questions regarding applications, please email email@example.com.