Pathology (PhD)

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pathology offered by the Department of Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes comprehensive and forward-thinking learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in literature review, original thinking, and scientific communication to pursue professional opportunities in academia or industry.

Unique Program Features

  • Students benefit from learning cutting-edge techniques and using modern equipment which includes light, fluorescence, and electron microscopy (both transmission and scanning), laser capture, flow cytometry, DNA, RNA, protein analysis, cell culture, advanced immunological, pharmacological, biochemical, and physiological techniques, as well as morphometry and computer-aided analysis;
  • Faculty members specialize in areas such as: Cancer research, including the fundamental biology of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, brain tumors, soft tissue tumors, and the mechanisms of metastasis; Immunology and transplantation; Autoimmune disorders; Ophthalmic pathology; Stem cell biology; Pulmonary disease; Neurodegenerative disorders; Smooth muscle pathophysiology; and Genomic biology of cancer;
  • Graduates pursue careers in industry, academia, government/international agencies, or clinical medicine.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

PhD in Pathology website

Department Contact

Graduate Program gradstudies.pathology [at] (subject: PhD%20in%20Pathology) (email)

Available Intakes




Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 June 21
WINTER February 15 July 15 September 1
SUMMER May 15 October 1 April 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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