Master's Program

5th Year Master’s Degree Program in Pathobiology​

Brown undergraduate students may apply to the Graduate School for admission to the 5th Year Master’s Degree Program in Pathobiology.  The student is expected to complete a minimum of eight total credits, of which no more than three shall be research credits, and at least five shall be didactic, advanced graduate classroom courses. 

Of the five didactic graduate classes, two may have been taken to fulfill the concentration requirements of both the graduate and undergraduate degree from the recommended course list below.  Courses may be substituted with prior approval of the Program Directors.  BIOL 2860 and BIOL 2980 are required. 

It is expected that all coursework will be completed in the two semesters immediately following the undergraduate degree.  Students successfully completing the required graduate coursework with a grade of ‘B’ or higher will be awarded a Master’s of Arts degree in Pathobiology.

This program is open only to Brown University undergraduates.

Course Selection:
BIOL 1290 Cancer Biology
BIOL 1520 Innate Immunity
BIOL 1550 Biology of Emerging Microbial Diseases
BIOL 1560 Virology
BIOL 1600 Development of Vaccines to Infectious Diseases
BIOL 1820 Environmental Health and Disease
BIOL 2050 Biology of the Eukaryotic Cell
BIOL 2290 Signal Transduction
BIOL 2640 Viral Immunology
BIOL 2860 Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Pathology I
BIOL 2980 Graduate Independent Research

Application deadline is April 1, 2022.