Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc)

Overview

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.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Life Sciences
Mode of delivery
On campus
Registration options
Full-time
Specialization
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Supervisor commitment required prior to application?

Yes

GRE required?

Required by some applicants (check program website)

Career Options

An Experimental Pathology degree opens up a world of opportunities. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of our program, graduates are working on research all over the world that is personalized to their interests. Our alumni have gone on to become national and international opinion leaders, valued staff researchers and administrators in academia or the biotechnology industry, studied clinical medicine or dived into the venture capital and equities domain.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
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)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (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.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20172016201520142013
Applications2320252121
Offers129131512
New registrations129121511
Total enrolment3226323133

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 77.27% based on 22 students admitted between 2007 - 2010. Based on 28 graduations between 2013 - 2016 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 5.66 years with an average of 2.86 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 9 March 2018]. 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: 29 September 2017].

Research Supervisors

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.

  • Luo, Honglin (Viral Infections, Cardiomyopathy, Lung Cancer, Central Nervous System Inflammatory Diseases, Protein quality control in cardiac remodeling, Oncolytic virus for lung cancer therapy, Enteroviral infection and neurodegeneration)
  • Mackenzie, Ian (Alzheimer's Disease)
  • Magil, Alexander (Renal disease)
  • McManus, Bruce (Cardiovascular and pulmonary, genomic science, immunology, molecular pathology, detection of viral infection, heart and blood vessels )
  • Nielsen, Torsten (Cancer of the Musculoskeletal System, Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Translational research, Biomarker development, Experimental therapeutics, Clinical Trials, Epigenomics, Immuno-oncology)
  • Noble, Michael Allen (Development and design for clinical sample simulations, costs of poor quality associated with laboratory error, impact of organizational culture)
  • Nygaard, Haakon (potential role for anti-convulsant drugs in treating Alzheimers disease, which have shown promise in preclinical models of the disease)
  • O'Kusky, John (Neuroscience, embryology, mental health disorders )
  • Podor, Thomas (cardiovascular pathophysiology; endothelial cell proteolytic enzymes in the degradation of fibrin clots and extracellular matrix components; immunochemical and biochemical studies on the role of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in thrombosis and fibrin clot degradation (fibrinolysis); thrombosis and thrombolysis )
  • Priatel, John (Auto-Immune Diseases, Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases, Diseases of the Immune System, Cell Therapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases, Autoimmunity, Immunodeficiency, Tumour immunotherapy, Viral infection, Host-pathogen interactions)
  • Quandt, Jacqueline (Neuroinflammation in damage and repair relevant to multiple sclerosis and other nervous system disorders)
  • Schreiber, William (Porphyrias, toxicology, electrophoresis, educational technology, biochemistry, molecular biology)
  • Seow, Chun Yong (Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Asthma, Muscle, Respiratory System, Physiology, Airway smooth muscle, Contraction mechanism)
  • Shah, Sohrab (Interpretation of cancer genomes; Tumour evolution; Computational cancer biology; Bioinformatics)
  • Sorensen, Poul (Childhood cancer cells, genomic science )
  • Steidl, Christian (Cancer; Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology, Genetics, genomics proteomics and related approaches)
  • Takei, Fumio (Molecular immunology, cancer, cell-cell interactions)
  • Van den Elzen, Peter (Immunology and Autoimmune disease; Lipid antigen presentation and apolipoproteins; Immune monitoring, clinical immunology, flow cytometry)
  • Verchere, Bruce (Diabetes research, pediatrics, Beta cell survival and function)
  • Watson, Peter (Breast Cancer, Pathology, biomarker)
  • Wellington, Cheryl Lea (Alzheimer's Disease, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Trauma / Injuries, Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis, Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials, Alzheimer's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tissue Engineering, Biomarkers, Drug Discovery, Apolipoprotein E, Cerebrovascular function)
  • Weng, Andrew (Molecular biology )
  • Wright, Joanne (Role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, airways disease in asocation with mineral dusts and fumes, pulmonary vascular disease as a consequence of cigarette smoking, respiratory )
  • Yang, Decheng (Cardiovascular and pulmonary, infectious diseases, host gene responses to viral infections )

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September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
01 November 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
29 June 2018
International Applicant Deadline
06 April 2018

January 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
02 April 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
05 November 2018
International Applicant Deadline
01 October 2018

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