Saint Louis University

Anatomy | Doctor of Philosophy Degree


The Center for Anatomical Science and Education (CASE) at Saint Louis University traces its roots through the former Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology to the founding of the American Association of Anatomists.

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Application Deadline for Beginning Term The Application Package Apply Online
Fall: March 1 (International: March 1) Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE G scores (GRE S Optional); Resume; Professional Goal Statement; Interview is desired

(Advantages of the web application)
Spring: No admittance
Summer: No admittance
E-mail: pander20@slu.edu
Tel. No.: 314.977.8031
Interim Chair: John R. Martin, III, Ph.D.
Admissions Coordinator: Patty Anderson


Assistantship Application Deadline:
February 1

Required Additional Application Materials for International Students:

  • A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
  • TOEFL and IELTS scores

Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.

Applicant Criteria: A committee examines and reviews the applicant and application wholly. However, there is consideration for matching disciplines from faculty with applicant research interest.

  • An above-average GPA
  • A review of GRE scores
  • A review of TOEFL scores (for International applicants)

Anatomy Application Review Process: The entire CASE faculty, seven full-time members, review each qualified applicant for consideration on a rolling admission basis.

Admission Statistics: Currently, there are 15 master's and three Ph.D. students. Four qualified master's students are applying to transfer into a Ph.D. program.

Rankings/Honors: CASE boasts several Golden Apple Awards, Faculty Excellence Awards and the Nancy McNair Ring Awards for Outstanding SLU Faculty. | History of the Center for Anatomical Science and Education at SLU

Credit Hours/Coursework: A total of 60 hours -- 48 hours course work & 12 hours dissertation research -- is required for graduation. | Ph.D. in Anatomy

Program Description: CASE strives to provide innovative scholarship and effective teaching in all aspects of the structure of the human body, to offer training programs in anatomy for graduate students, to assist in the training of M.D. or Ph.D. postdoctorals, to stimulate interest in research and advance the frontiers of knowledge and technical expertise by active participation in a variety of research projects. | CASE Mission Statement

Careers Possibilities: Medical Doctor: Academia; Government or Industry Professions | Career Services 

Curriculum & Program Details: The program trains to teach biomedical science teachers. Students do their own research projects working with a faculty mentor that matches their research interests. Students are expected to publish and present a minimum of two (2) research projects, with funding assistance from the Graduate Student Association. The Program offers a "unique opportunity" to students. Students may travel with faculty members to museums for research. The Doctoral degree provides training in clinical human anatomy and independent research for individuals seeking a career in teaching and research at the medical school or university level. Candidates have opportunities to travel to gather research. Students may enter program with just a bachelor's degree. | Graduate Education in Anatomy

About the Anatomy Faculty: There are seven full-time, tenure-track educators, focused on excellence in teaching, reflecting their professional career honors and awards. Their research and published work is regularly cited by others in the Anatomy field. All faculty members belong to professional organizations in their field of study and research. | Anatomy Faculty  

Scholarships & Financial Aid: Applicants are encouraged to apply for assistantships.  | Affording Graduate Studies at SLU | Student Financial Services at SLU |

Program Highlights: CASE strives to provide innovative scholarship and effective teaching in all aspects of the structure of the human body, to offer training programs in anatomy for graduate students, to assist in the training of M.D. or Ph.D. postdoctorals, to stimulate interest in research and advance the frontiers of knowledge and technical expertise by active participation in a variety of research projects. Students have all-access to Conference Room Library as well as 24-hour, 7-day-per-week access to gross anatomy and research laboratories. | CASE Home Page 

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