Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Times to completion
  • 6 Terms (2 years) - Full-time
  • 12 Terms (4 years) - Part-time
  • 12 Terms (4 years) - Full-time
  • 24 Terms (8 years) - Part-time
Admissions Requirements
  • Honours degree (4 year degree) in the Sciences; M.D or D.D.S. degree from an accredited university.
  • A third and fourth year combined entrance average of 80% or greater.
  • Master's degree from an accredited university.
  • An average of 80% or greater for all available graduate courses.

Contact Us

Program Website

Program Contact

Tracey Koning
Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dental Sciences Rm 4044
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 81549
f. 519.661.3370

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Test Requirements

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.

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 1 - Fall Term
  • June 1 (pending spots remaining) - Fall Term
  • March 1 - Summer Term
  • November 1 - Winter Term

Applications are accepted year round however, you should try to meet the deadlines above in order to be accepted for the term you are applying to.

Fields of Research

  • Molecular Pathology and Transplant Pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Oncology & Environmental Pathology