Graduate Studies Program
Pathology Graduate Program Information
Requirements for admission
Applicants must have a BSc or the equivalent degree with an extensive background in the physical and biological sciences. An academic record equivalent to or better than a GPA of 3.2 at McGill is required, for at least the final two years of undergraduate training. Students with a slightly lower GPA may be considered if they have very favourable supporting letters or have demonstrated an exceptional aptitude for research. Non-Canadian applicants are usually required to take the GRE in order to properly evaluate their suitability, and those who did not complete their previous studies in the English language must also take the TOEFL examination. Students are normally accepted into the MSc program, and those candidates showing exceptional ability may be permitted to transfer into the PhD program after one year of training. Applicants who already possess an additional degree (MSc, MD) and have some research experience may be allowed to register for the PhD program directly.
All applications will be evaluated by the Graduate Students Committee. Candidates found suitable must then be accepted by a research director, and adequate funding must be obtained for both personal support and research expenses.
In addition to completing the web application form, a curriculum vitae should be provided with the following minimum information:
- Any previous research experience, listing publications, abstracts, or presentations at meetings.
- A clear and concise outline of the candidate's plan.
- An explanation for applying to the program.
As of October 2012, McGill's formerly paper-based graduate application process has been replaced with a more convenient electronic version. For detailed instructions on how to apply and how to upload required supporting documents in the new version, please see: http://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/prepare
Financial aid from the Department and the University is at the present time limited, and from outside granting agencies limited to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants with very high academic standings. Applicants should indicate plans for financial support.
As soon as all the required documents have been received, the application will be reviewed by our Graduate Students Committee, and you will be advised of our decision.
Other useful links:
Please check Pathology
Download the course calendar. For Pathology courses see "Academic Units".
Visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies site for information and forms related to thesis submission. These include the forms for Nomination of Examiners, Thesis Submission, National Library of Canada and McGill Library waivers, UMI Abstract, as well as the Thesis Submission Checklist.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies have published policies to help grads understand the myriad rules, regulations, and levels of governance that affect graduate student life at McGill. There is also information on administration, funding, fellowships, awards, postdoctoral research and more.
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The administrative activities related to graduate and postdoctoral studies take place at Enrolment Services at 3415 McTavish and at the James Administration Building of the downtown campus.
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For further information please contact:
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Teaching Office, Department of Pathology
McGill University, Duff Medical Building, Room B4
3775 University Street,
Tel.: 514-398-7192 Local 00481
Email: pathologyteaching [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Pathology Graduate Studies)
Dr. Edith Zorychta, Graduate Program Director
Department of Pathology
Duff Medical Building, Room 709
Tel: 514-398-7192 Local 00494
Email: edith [dot] zorychta [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Edith Zorychta)