University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Field of Study:Laboratory Medicine
Description:The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology provides a program leading to the degree of Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

For thesis based MSc and PhD degrees, research activities may be carried out in the General Program, or in one of three second-level specializations: Molecular Pathology, Analytical and Environmental Toxicology, and Biopreservation. A course and practicum-based MSc with specialization in Pathologists' Assistant is also offered.
URL:Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Areas of Research:Research in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is diverse, and well funded research programs exist in a number of areas, including biochemical genetics, molecular anthropology, environmental and analytical toxicology, blood-brain barrier interactions, cytokine cascades, blood banking, development of assays for environmental monitoring, cryobiology and cryopreservation, skin cancer biology and streptococcal, N. meningitis, E. coli, VRE, MRSA, anthrax and fungal microbiology.

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Candidates must hold a baccalaureate or its academic equivalent to enter this program. The Department requires a minimum admission grade point average equivalent to a 3.0 on most 4-point grading systems, based on the last two years of full time study at a recognized institution. For the Pathologists' Assistant specialization, candidates must also have the following prerequisites: Microbiology (★3), Biology (★6), Physiology (★3), Biochemistry (★6), ANAT 200 or equivalent, English (★6) and a course in Medical Terminology.

* 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 April 24, 2023