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School:University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description:The Department of Pathobiology offers programs in Veterinary Pathology, Comparative Pathology, Veterinary Infectious Diseases, and Immunology.

The Ph.D. program is designed primarily for students whose career aspirations are towards independent research on the manifestations, basic mechanisms, and host resistance to diseases of vertebrates. The program provides advanced training in conceptual and laboratory aspects of independent research, combined with advanced training in one or more fields of knowledge. The major emphasis is on the generation and critical evaluation of scientific knowledge relating to the causes, mechanisms, and/or consequences of diseases affecting a particular species, organ system, or biological process or to the understanding of host resistance and basic mechanisms of health or disease in vertebrates.
URL:Pathobiology at University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77 to 79

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants must hold a Master of Science degree. Some students with demonstrated potential for independent research and a superior academic record during their baccalaureat or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program. Performance in relevant biomedical science courses, (e.g. microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, etc) at a level above the `B+' average is normally expected.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 21, 2012