Graduate Diploma Program


The aim of the one-year Graduate Diploma program is to bridge undergraduate and advanced graduate training, develop and expand the student’s research skills, and facilitate developing tomorrow’s scientists who will make significant contributions in the advancement towards the understanding of disease. Students in the Graduate Diploma program carry out mentored, intensive basic science research in the laboratory of a graduate faculty member.


Study permit information is changing quickly, and Western University continues to monitor the impact on our graduate programs as new information is processed and implemented at the provincial and institutional level.

Graduate Diploma (GDip) program applicants are affected by the Government’s cap on study permits, and we are unable to issue offers of admission for international applicants to our Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Graduate Diploma program for the foreseeable future.

Up-dates will be provided as they become available.

Goverment of Canada Link

Contact Us

Tracey Koning
Graduate Program Coordinator
Dental Sciences Building, Room 4044
Phone: 519.661.2111 x81549
Art Poon
Chair, Research Based Graduate Program
Siebens-Drake Research Institute, Room 201B
Phone: 519.661.2111 x87978