Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Master of Science Pathologists’ Assistant (PATHA)

The Master of Science degree in Pathologists’ Assistant in the School of Health Professions is designed to prepare to perform gross examination of surgical pathology specimens and performance of autopsies under the direction of a pathologist. Graduates of this program will independently perform a significant portion of the gross processing of specimens, but in addition provide a constant knowledgeable, professional presence in the gross laboratory to supervise and teach residents of varying levels who are assigned to gross specimens.