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Earn your Ph.D. from the Center for Anatomical Science and Education (CASE) at Saint Louis University.

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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
Director: John R. Martin, III, Ph.D.
Admissions Coordinator: Patty Anderson

SLU’s doctoral in anatomy degree typically takes five years to complete. You can apply for competitive teaching assistantships for clinical anatomy and neuroscience courses and pre-doctoral fellowships.

The doctoral program offers you the opportunity for meaningful interactions and networking with medical school, allied health professional, and graduate school students and faculty.

The doctoral degree in anatomy 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. Research of biological structure and function focused on clinically relevant topics or neurobiology. A total of 48 credit hours (36 credit hours of course work and 12 credit hours of dissertation research) is required for graduation.

Ph.D. Eligibility:

A limited number of fellowships are available to support doctoral studies in Anatomy. Doctoral fellows will be expected to participate with CASE faculty in the education of medical, professional, and graduate students working in both our teaching laboratories and classrooms. Acceptance into the doctoral program does not guarantee the awarding of a fellowship or any other financial assistance. Consideration for a Doctoral Fellowship will be based on the qualifications of the candidate and the selection of the fellowship award recipient will be made solely by the Anatomy Graduate Program Director.

Required Additional Application Materials for International Students

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

Credit Hours/Coursework: Ph.D. Curriculum

About the CASE Faculty: Teaching faculty and mentors are drawn from a select group of scientists and clinicians from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. The faculty are united by the extensive experience and teaching and training young scientists, medical students and physicians in training. | CASE Faculty

How can you afford your education? We encourage you to explore opportunities available through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.
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