PhD in Pathology and Translational Pathobiology


Doctoral training in Pathology and Translational Pathobiology requires students to attain in-depth understanding of various aspects of cell and molecular biology, organ system biology, animal models of human disease, tissue histology, and disease pathogenesis.  To obtain this knowledge, the students will undertake extensive formal coursework composed of a unified core curriculum, advanced pathology coursework, and selected elective courses based on the student’s proposed research area.

Doctoral programs at LSU Health Shreveport require students to pass 32 credit hours, including 20 hours letter grade hours, as part of their doctoral training.  Students in the proposed Pathology and Translational Pathobiology PhD Track will obtain well over 32 credit hours in the first two years and 22.5 letter grade hours in the first two years, including 17 letter grade hours during Year 1 and 5.5 letter grade hours in Year 2. 

A detailed curriculum is listed below.  Full-time students who have not yet completed the coursework requirement must register for a minimum of 9 credit hours (letter grade or S/U) in both the fall and spring semesters, and 6 credit hours in the summer semester. Students who have completed all coursework should register for dissertation research credit hours until completing all degree requirements.

2022-2023 Graduate Catalog >>


Summary of Required Courses

Brief Course Descriptions

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