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Laboratory Medicine and Pathology [Graduate]


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Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Graduate Program Office
5-411 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1C9
E-mail: lmpgrad@ualberta.ca

General Information


The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology provides a program leading to the degree of Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

All programs are full time only.

For thesis based MSc and PhD degrees, research activities may be carried out in the General Program, or in one of three second-level specializations: Molecular Pathology, Analytical and Environmental Toxicology, and Biopreservation. A course and practicum-based MSc with specialization in Pathologists' Assistant is also offered.

Inquiries should be directed to the Graduate Program Advisor of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

Entrance Requirements


For all programs EXCEPT MSc (course-based) with specialization in Pathologists' Assistant

The Department's minimum admission requirements are a baccalaureate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last ★60 of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency (refer to English Language Requirement ). Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • internet-based TOEFL score of 95 with at least 21 per section; or
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with at least 6 on each band; or
  • PTE (Academic) score of 65 with a minimum band score of 60; or
  • CAEL score of 70 with at least 70 on each subtest.

Applicants to thesis-based master's programs and doctoral programs must have a qualified faculty member agree to supervise them prior to admission.

Applicants are also required to submit the following

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Completed Research Interests form
  • Three references submitted via the online application system

For Canadian citizens and permanent residents, the application deadlines are

  • August 1 for Fall admission
  • November 15 for Winter admission
  • April 1 for Spring admission
  • June 1 for Summer admission

For International applicants, the application deadlines are

  • May 15 for Fall admission
  • September 15 for Winter admission
  • January 15 for Spring (May) admission
  • March 15 for Summer (July) admission

Inquiries regarding these requirements should be directed to the Graduate Program Advisor of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

For MSc (course based) with specialization in Pathologists' Assistant

The Department's minimum admission requirements are a baccalaureate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last ★60 of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency (refer to English Language Requirement ). Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • internet-based TOEFL score of 95 with at least 21 per section; or
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with at least 6 on each band; or
  • PTE (Academic) score of 65 with a minimum band score of 60; or
  • CAEL score of 70 with at least 70 on each subtest.

Applicants must have the following prerequisites: Microbiology (★3), Biology (★6), Physiology (★3), Biochemistry (★6), Human Anatomy (★3), Mathematics (★3), English (★6) and a course in Medical Terminology. It is to the applicant's advantage to have completed all prerequisite courses within the last 10 years.

Applicants are required to submit the following

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Letter of intent
  • Three references submitted via the online application system

The application deadline is May 15 for Fall admission.

Inquiries regarding these requirements should be directed to the Graduate Program Advisor of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

Academic Standing Requirement


Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the course of the program.

Failure to maintain the required cumulative GPA will normally result in a recommendation by the Director, Graduate Studies to FGSR that the student be placed on academic probation  or required to withdraw.

Financial Assistance


Funding from fellowships and studentships may be available from external agencies on a competitive basis. Supervisors may support students from operating grants.

Graduate Courses


Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (LABMP). Graduate courses in other departments may also be acceptable.

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