Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

University of Alberta

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
9465 CAD/year
5645 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The thesis-based Laboratory Medicine and Pathology master program at the University of Alberta offer students a multidisciplinary research environment that promotes creativity and leads to academic excellence. 


Often this takes form in collaborative thesis research between our innovative basic and clinical research faculty, thus creating opportunities for world class research that cannot be established elsewhere.

Course requirements are flexible, allowing us to tailor our training to match the needs of our diverse students.

Research areas are diverse and well funded at the  Laboratory Medicine and Pathology master program at the University of Alberta:

  • analytical and environmental toxicology
  • biopreservation (cryobiology)
  • molecular, anatomical, and cancer pathology
  • clinical chemistry
  • virology and microbiology, and
  • hematology, hematopathology and transfusion medicine.
  • A wide range of careers is open to our graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cryobiology 
  • Experimental Design and Scientific Communication 
  • Practical Tools for Scientific Research 
  • Directed Reading in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
  • Analytical and Environmental Toxicology 
  • Laboratory Research Methods 
  • Toxicology and Regulation 
  • Advanced Environmental Toxicology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants require:

  • at least a bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent. 
  • an admission grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on the University of Alberta 4-point scale, or the equivalent qualification from another institution – this is calculated on the most recent course work (equivalent to 60 units of course weight (UCW) or the last two years of full-time study).
  • proof of English language proficiency (ELP) if the applicant does not hold a degree from countries or international universities listed on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research exemptions page. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9465 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9465 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5645 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5645 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Alberta


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