Admission to the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program

Master’s Degree
The Program does not offer a master’s degree.

Graduate Degrees
The Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Cellular and Molecular Pathology.

The CMP Program has no direct admissions policy. Applicants apply to CMP through one of the following two mechanisms:

Admission to the Program is primarily through UCLA ACCESS Programs in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Life Sciences. Information may be obtained from UCLA ACCESS, 172 MBI, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1570, (310) 206-6051;

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Students in MSTP begin in their thesis labs by September of the third year of medical school and complete their Ph.D. degree before returning to medical school in three to four years.

Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program

M.D.S have the opportunity to complete the Ph.D. degree concurrently with their fellowship upon acceptance into the STAR Program.