M.Sc. Program

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Pathology (Thesis) (45 credits)

The M.Sc. degree prepares candidates for advanced research or supervisory positions in areas of industry, government or education dealing with health and disease. 

Residency requirement: 3 terms

Required Courses

PATH 613 Research Topics in Pathology 1 (3 credits)

PATH 620 Research Seminar 1 (3 credits)

PATH 622 Research Seminar 2 (3 credits)

PATH 300, Human Disease, or a recognized equivalent course is also required if not taken previously
Students must also complete a course in bio-statistics, if not previously credited.

9 credits

Complementary Courses

Two of the following 3 credits courses

PATH 504 Disease in Depth (Prerequisite PATH300)

PATH 607  Biochemical Biology of Disease  (3 credits)

PATH 652 Molecular Biology of Disease  (3 credits)

PATH 653  Reading & Conference  (3 credits)

One 500-, or 600-level approved course in another biomedical discipline may be substituted for one of the Pathology graduate courses.

6 credits

Thesis Courses

PATH 690  M.Sc. RESEARCH PROJECT I     (9 credits)

PATH 691  M.Sc. RESEARCH PROJECT II    (9 credits)

PATH 692  M.Sc. RESEARCH PROJECT III   (12 credits)

The Research Project courses permit assignment of credits for the experimental component of the graduate degree.  Credit is received upon successful evaluation of the M.Sc. thesis.

30 credits




Note : All students entering with only a Bachelor’s or M.D. degree will be admitted to the M.Sc., with the option of fast-tracking to the Ph.D. program after completion of their first year (upon fulfillment of conditions described in the program guidelines). 

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