Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Pathologists’ Assistant

Master of Clinical Science (M.Cl.Sc.)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Tracey Koning (path.grad@schulich.uwo.ca)
Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Pathology

Western University
Dental Sciences Rm 4025
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 81549
f. 519-661-3370

The Pathologists’ Assistant program in the Department of Pathology offers students the opportunity to train in the highly specialized field of anatomical pathology. This two-year, full-time program begins in September of each year. The first year is comprised of various courses. The second year of the program is composed of rotations through the hospital experience in autopsy and surgical pathology, research project and completing a two month community elective.

Times to Completion

  • 6 Terms (2 years) - Full-time

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based, practicum-based

Funding Details

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

Admission 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.

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants may be invited for an interview and tour of our facilities.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable score is 90 for the internet version, with a minimum of 23 in the speaking portion and no individual score below 20. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
  • CultureWorks. The requirement is successful completion of the High-Advanced level. Click here for information regarding a conditional offer of admission, pending CultureWorks completion.
  • Fanshawe College's ESL Program. The requirement is graduation from Level 5, Advanced Academic Preparation, with a minimum 80% in all components.

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 1 - For consideration of OGS award
  • April 1 - Not eligible for OGS award