Graduate Program in Pathobiology

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Instructions for Applying To the Graduate Program in Pathobiology

Please see the the electronic application to apply. Instructions for transcripts, forms and other materials are below.


The deadline for the application, GRE scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation is December 2 (the first Monday in December). All candidates will be notified of the Admission Committee's decision by April 15.


Complete all items on the form. Please provide a statement (one page maximum) indicating the basis of your interest in graduate study and your career objectives. Please include a discussion of any research experience you have had.

A photograph of you is optional.

Letter from Dr. Karen Sfanos
Click here for the Application General Instructions.

Application Fees
Online Application
$110.00 - 1 program
$125.00 - 2-3 programs
$150.00 - 4 or more programs


Official transcripts or certified records of all college and/or university study (undergraduate and graduate) must be submitted. If you have attended more than one institution, transcripts from each institution must be forwarded to the Graduate Program in Pathobiology. If information on your current courses is not included in your transcript, send a list of your current courses as well as courses to be taken before beginning graduate study. Please note that transcripts will not be returned.


Request 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.


GRE Scores (General Test) is required by the Pathobiology Graduate Program. Students should request that the results of the Graduate Record Examination be sent directly to the University, using the GRE INSTITUTION CODE: 5316.


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 $85,532. Candidates accepted into the program are offered support that provides a tuition scholarship, medical insurance, and a stipend. The stipend for the academic year 2016-2017 is $31,006. Inquiries about financial aid (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only) may be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid, Broadway Research Building, 733 North Broadway, Suite 137, Baltimore, MD 21205, or telephone (410) 955-1324. E-mail to:


An applicant desiring to transfer from another school must be in good standing at that school.


If possible, sealed letters of recommendation, transcripts, and application fee should be submitted in one complete package. Mail the complete package of application materials and direct future correspondence to:

Graduate Program in Pathobiology
c/o Office of Graduate Student Affairs
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 E. Monument Street, Suite 620
Baltimore, Maryland 21287 U.S.A.