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Application Process - How to Apply

Please note the Department cannot pre-evaluate copies of transcripts to ascertain if you should apply to our program. A complete application must be submitted for review.

Inquiries regarding the Western graduate school application should be directed to (519) 850-2341 or gradapps@uwo.ca

Application Deadlines

April 1, 2018 (the program will accept complete applications up to April 1 for September start)

The above dates are an approximation and may change. Applicants should realize that applications received on or after the deadline may not be approved in time for the desired start date. International applicants should also allow time for visa processing.

Application

Complete the on-line application here and follow the instructions carefully.  The on-line application portal for Fall 2018 admission opens on 07 October 2017.

When applying through the Western Graduate School application, our program requires the following documents for a complete application:

National Applicants

Application Form

Transcripts from all Universities attended

Questions (there is a 1000-character limit including spaces for each question)

  1. Personal Statement (tell us about yourself).
  2. What experiences have led you to pursue graduate studies in the PA Program?
  3. What are your future aspirations?

Two letters of reference (one reference should be from an academic; the second reference can be from an academic, employer, and/or supervisor)

CV/Resume (2 page maximum). You may consider providing the following information in your CV: Scholarships/awards, University, community involvement, and leadership activities, Job Shadowing and observerships, etc.;  a list of abstract presentations, publications.

International Applicants

Application Form

Transcripts from all Universities attended

Questions (there is a 1000-character limit including spaces for each question)

  1. Personal Statement (tell us about yourself).
  2. What experiences have led you to pursue graduate studies in the PA Program?
  3. What are your future aspirations?

Two letters of reference (one reference should be from an academic; the second reference can be from an academic, employer, and/or supervisor)

Valid English Proficiency Score - as per our admission requirements set out below

(This information pertains to International applicants ONLY.)

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory achievement within the last two years in one of the following:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score is 90, with a minimum of 23 in the speaking portion and with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
  • The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) of the University of Michigan. Students must have at least 80 on each of the sections and an overall score of at least 85. Arrangements to write MELAB may be made online.
  • CultureWorks. The requirement is successful completion of the High-Advanced level.

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or CAEL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency. Those graduates from CultureWorks or Fanshawe College’s ESL Program must provide official proof of graduation.

Please note that photocopies of scores are not acceptable. You must have the testing service send your score electronically.  

CV/Resume -(2 page maximum). You may consider providing the following information in your CV: Scholarships/awards, University, community involvement, and leadership activities, Job Shadowing and observerships, etc.;  a list of abstract presentations, publications.

Landing Papers - For permanent residents of Canada only, please include a photocopy of both sides of your Permanent Resident Card or a photocopy of your Record of Landing.

Application Review Process: Completed applications are reviewed by the MClSc – Selection Committee in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Applicants may be invited for an interview and tour of our facilities.