Master of Science (MSc) in Pathology

The minimum time for completion of the MSc degree is 12 months of full-time study. Experience has shown that most students take at least 24 months to complete the degree. This program is intended to give the student a strong background in the experimental approach in pathology.

Students enrolled in the MSc Pathology program are expected to complete 12 credit hours of course work plus the Thesis. Program requirements are:

  • PATH 5091.03: Pathology Research Seminar Series
  • PATH 5000.03: General Pathology*
  • PATH 9000.00: MSc Thesis
  • 6 credit hours of graduate level electives

*Students with a medical background may apply for advance standing for PATH 5000.03. Should they be granted advanced standing they will take an additional graduate level elective in place of it.

Other courses may be required depending upon the background of preparation of the student, the nature of their thesis or the student's career goals.

Candidates are expected to participate as appropriate in a weekly series of seminars or journal clubs in immunopathology, laboratory medicine or molecular pathology/genetics.

Research and a thesis are required. The thesis must be defended by oral examination which covers the candidate's area of study and research. Yearly presentations to the Department are required of every candidate.