Michael Ludwig and Caitlin McMenamin, both students in the Anatomy PhD Program at Penn State College of Medicine, are seen at work in a lab in the Department of Neural & Behavioral Sciences. The two are looking downward and framed at right by clean glassware hanging on a lab wall.

Anatomy PhD

How Do I Apply to the Anatomy PhD Program?

Penn State College of Medicine‚Äôs Anatomy PhD Program follows the application process for The Graduate School at Penn State.

All students must submit an application through The Graduate School.

Before applying, please be sure to read The Graduate School's admission requirements.

Application Instructions

A complete application through The Graduate School should include:

  • Completed application form with personal statement of purpose
  • Payment of the $65 application fee
  • Official GRE or MCAT test scores - School Code 2660
  • 3 letters of recommendation, uploaded through online application system by person writing the reference
  • TOEFL score (if applicable) - School Code 2660

Key Dates

Formal applications for the doctoral program for domestic or international students must be received by Feb. 1 for consideration for matriculation in August.

Acceptance decisions are provided on a rolling basis with final selection of doctoral students occurring by April 15.

Admission to this program is for fall semester only.

Application Evaluation

Admission is based on evaluation of your undergraduate transcript(s), GRE or MCAT scores, personal statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation.

Qualified applicants generally will be requested to visit Hershey, PA, for an interview prior to acceptance decisions.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Anatomy PhD program, please contact Dee Clarke at 717-531-4615 or dclarke@hmc.psu.edu.