Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc)

Master of Science
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Quick Facts

Faculty of Medicine
Life Sciences
Mode of delivery: 
On campus
Program components: 
Coursework + Thesis required
Registration options: 


Possible start dates: 
  Deadlines for
Start date Students with Canadian or US credentials Students with international credentials
September Check with program Check with program
January Check with program Check with program
May Check with program Check with program

All official supporting documents must be received by the deadline.

Program contact details

Application enquiries: 
Please mail paper documents to: 

UBC Pathology Education Centre - Vancouver General Hospital
Room 3200, 910 West 10th Avenue (Jim Pattison Pavilion North)
British Columbia, V5Z 1M9


GRE required?: 
Required by some applicants (check program website)
Supervisor required prior to application?: 

General Information

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. Projects suitable for graduate research are active in all these areas; current research funding awarded to faculty within the Department of Pathology exceeds $6 million annually.

Tuition / Program costs

Fees Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat International
Application Fee $94.75 $153.00
Tuition *
Installments per year 3 3
Tuition per installment $1,478.71 $2,597.84
Tuition per year $4,436.13 $7,793.52
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)   $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly) $797.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly) starting at $13,043.00 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
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.


Enrolment Data: 
  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Applications 21 24 37 17 17
Offers 12 13 20 12 8
New registrations 11 13 17 11 6
Total enrolment 33 34 30 18 17
Completion Rates and Times: 

This program has a graduation rate of 85% based on 27 students admitted between 2004 - 2007. Based on 19 graduations between 2010 - 2013 the minimum time to completion is 2.00 years and the maximum time is 5.33 years with an average of 2.98 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.


Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 20 Aug 2013]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 17 Dec 2013].

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