Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc)
The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a remarkable opportunity to study with numerous world renowned faculty and research programs. We are recognized as national and international leaders in both basic and clinical research. Experimental Pathology refers to research in any area of biomedical investigation that is relevant to human disease. Since it is necessary to understand the normal working of the system to fully define the changes associated with disease, the areas represented at UBC cover a wide range of fields and approaches. Work at all levels of biological organization is involved, from protein to lipoprotein biochemistry and molecular biology through cell and tumour biology, animal models for studies on pulmonary and cardiovascular pathophysiology and viral and bacterial infection processes, to clinical studies on human population and the AIDS epidemic.
We train students with varied backgrounds in science and medicine including: biochemistry, physiology, cell biology and microbiology/immunology.
We are committed to effective, cutting-edge, ethical research. The results of which will reach beyond the academic realm to effect positive change in the lives of our families, communities and, ultimately, our world.
Meet a UBC representative
Great Grad School Applicationswebinar
Date: Friday, 23 November 2018
Time: 14:00 to 15:00
Learn about the application process, and general academic and admissions requirements. Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and supervisors. As well, join us on a virtual tour of the UBC Grad Studies website to point out important resources.
Reaching Out Strategies: Approaching Reference Letter Writers & Potential Supervisorswebinar
Date: Monday, 26 November 2018
Time: 09:00 to 10:00
Presentation based on best practices offered by UBC faculty advisors and application evaluation committee members for reaching out to potential reference letter writers and potential supervisors.
Compelling Statements of Interestwebinar
Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Time: 16:00 to 17:00
What makes a great statement of interest? A presentation based on tips from faculty advisors on what sets one Statement of Interest apart from another.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Supervisor commitment required prior to application?
Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.Transcript Deadline
Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.Referee Deadline
Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.
January 2019 Intake
Application Open Date02 April 2018
May 2019 Intake
Application Open Date01 September 2018
September 2019 Intake
Application Open Date01 September 2018
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,632.61||$2,868.22|
|Tuition per year||$4,897.83||$8,604.66|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$930.14 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)|
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
Completion Rates & Times
This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.
Allard, Michael (Control of energy metabolism in normal and pathologic hearts; Physiologic and Pathologic Cardiac hypertrophy; Contribution of Metabolism to myocardial dysfunction after ischemia and reperfusion, especially in the setting of cardiac hypertrophy; Cardiovascular Pathology)
Aparicio, Samuel (Breast cancer, genome sequencing )
Bally, Marcel Bertran (Pancreas centre)
Bennewith, Kevin (Oncology; Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology; Cancer research; Solid tumour microenvironment; Hypoxia; Metastasis research; Pre-metastatic niche; Targeting hypoxic tumour cells in therapy; Radiation biology)
Brooks, Donald (microgravity research (space station, etc); diagnostic testing device; Centre for Blood Research; biomaterials, Organic chem, blood research)
Churg, Andrew (Lung disease)
Cimolai, Nevio (Infection control, ethics in hospital administration and public medical institutions)
Cote, Helene (HIV Infection, blood research, infectious diseases)
Daugaard, Mads (Cell Signaling and Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Stress and Cancer, Immunotherapy, Cell Therapy of Cancer, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Cancer biology, Glycobiology, DNA damage response pathways, Cancer therapy, Cancer diagnostics, Stress signalling in cancer, Immunotherapy)
Devine, Dana Virginia (Biochemistry, blood regulation, platelet biology)
Devlin, Angela (obesity, children, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, developmental programming)
Gantt, Soren (cytomegalovirus, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, herpes simplex virus, congenital infection, newborn infection, Burkitt)
Gilks, Cyril Blake (Cancer of the Reproductive System, gynecological cancer diagnosis)
Granville, David (Aging Process, Skin Disorders, Auto-Immune Diseases, Aneurism, Connective Tissue Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Chronic Diseases in Elderly, Proteases, Granzymes, Extracellular Matrix, Chronic inflammation, Aging, Disease models)
Huntsman, David (hereditary cancer, molecular pathology, cancer biomarkers, Pancreas centre)
Karsan, Aly (Myelodysplatic syndromes, myeloid malignancies, innate immune signaling in vascular hematopoietic function, genomics for clinical diagnostics)
Kelly, Niamh (science education from pre-school to university, balancing family and professional life, women in science, Children and babies, education, health care)
Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran (Polymers, Biomaterials, Blood Coagulation, Macromolecular Therapeutics, Iron Chelators, Thrombosis, Cell-surface Engineering, Proteomics Tools, Implants and Medical Devices)
Krajden, Mel (Infectious diseases, cancer hepatitis prevention and care, human papillomavirus HPV, HIV and hepatitis C virus)
Krystal, Gerald (Blood research, immunology, inflammation, effect of diet on cancer )
Lam, Wan (Cancer progression; Genome biology; Epigenetics; Molecular Systems Biology; Lung Cancer; Technology Development)
Lange, Philipp (Cell Signaling and Cancer, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, pediatric cancer, post translational protein modification, personalized medicine)
Laule, Cornelia (Imaging, Neurological Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Spinal Cord Diseases, Pathology, Central Nervous System Inflammatory Diseases, Cerebral Atrophy, Auto-Immune Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Nervous System Development, Pain, Schizophrenia, Neuronal Systems, magnetic resonance imaging, brain, spinal cord, myelin, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, neurological diseases, image analysis)
Ling, Victor (Resistance to anticancer drugs, glycoprotein, chemotherapy, proteins )