Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pathology

Pre-requisite for acceptance into this program is an MSc degree in Pathology or other Life Sciences field or an MD degree with research experience. Students entering from a BSc would first enter the MSc program but could transfer to the PhD before completing the MSc provided that the student had made satisfactory progress and the project had sufficient scope and depth. Course requirements are the same as for MSc students. Candidates are required to pass both a written and oral comprehensive examination, but the most significant requirement is the preparation and oral defense of his/her thesis describing an extensive original investigation. The minimum time requirement for PhD study is two years for students with an MSc or three years for those transferring from an MSc program.