Graduate Program in Pathobiology

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Instructions for Applying To the Graduate Program in Pathobiology

The University requires all applicants to apply using the button below:


The deadline for the application, GRE scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation is December 7, 2018.


Complete all items on the form. Please include a description (1-2 page maximum) of any prior research experience; and a description (1-2 page maximum) of your personal career goals. In addition, except where specific page limitations are noted, you may include extra information sheets to expand upon any answers where you feel it is necessary. A photograph of you is optional.

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Please submit a typewritten statement (one-page maximum) indicating the basis of your interest in the Graduate Program in Pathobiology and your career objectives. Please include a discussion of any research experience you have had.


Online Application
$50.00Johns Hopkins University students (currently enrolled in a degree program) and currently JHU employees only
$110.001 program
$125.002-3 programs
$150.004 or more programs


Transcripts of all college and/or university study (undergraduate and graduate) are required and must be uploaded to the application. If you have attended more than one institution, transcripts from each institution must be uploaded. International transcripts must be officially translated into English. Please note that transcripts will not be returned. If information on your current courses is not included in your transcript, include in your application a list of your current courses as well as courses to be taken before beginning graduate study.


The Graduate Program in Pathobiology requires 3 letters of recommendation which will be submitted through the online recommendation system. As an applicant, you should request letters from at least three faculty members who are acquainted with you and your academic work to send statements of your qualifications for graduate study to the Graduate Program in Pathobiology. These letters should comment on your aptitude and promise for independent research. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the online recommendation system. Applicants will need to obtain the name and email address of the recommenders for completion of the application.


GRE Scores (General Test) is required by the Graduate Program in Pathobiology. Applicants should request that the results of the Graduate Record Examination be sent directly to the University, using the GRE INSTITUTION CODE: 5316. You may submit your application prior to taking the tests and we will match the official score report to your file when it becomes available. Our program does not require the GRE Subject Test however applicants are encouraged to submit scores.


ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: Students whose native language is not English must submit the results of a standardized test of their English proficiency. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended and is administered worldwide by the Educational Testing Service. Otherwise, applicants should consult the American consulate, the United States Information Service, or the United States Education Foundation in India for evaluation of their English proficiency. This requirement must be met before an applicant can be offered admission. Please report TOEFL scores to: INSTITUTION CODE: 5316.

» Letter from Dr. Karen Sfanos

FINANCIAL AID: It is advisable for prospective graduate students to estimate their total costs (tuition and living expenses) and relate them to their available sources of income. The average estimated total expense for the twelve-month academic year, including tuition is approximately $90,900. Candidates accepted into the program are offered support that provides a tuition scholarship, medical insurance, and a stipend. The stipend for the academic year 2018-2019 is $32,894. Inquiries about financial aid (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only) may be addressed to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Student Financial Aid Services, Reed Hall, 1620 McElderry St., Suite 427, Baltimore, MD 21205, or telephone (410) 614-3450. E-mail to:

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