Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Pathology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)



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

Graduate research is focused on the mechanisms of cell and tissue injury; the etiology, pathogenesis and behaviour of disease; identification of novel biomarkers; potential treatment targets of various diseases; and molecular imaging.

Times to Completion

  • 12 Terms (4 years) - Full-time
  • 24 Terms (8 years) - Part-time

Curriculum Options

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

Funding Details

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

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited university.
  • An average of 80% or greater for all available graduate courses.

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 - 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