Pathobiology, M.Sc. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
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The Pathobiology program of University of Guelph addresses such diverse areas as pathogens of animals and how they interact with their hosts, emerging and zoonotic pathogens, antimicrobial resistance, immunologic and genetic bases of resistance to infectious disease, development and progression of cancer, and immune-mediated and inflammatory diseases.


Key facts

The Pathobiology program of University of Guelph studies diseases of farm animals, laboratory animals, fish, wildlife, zoo and companion animals, from the molecular level to that of the population.

Research-based MSc (2 years) is offered to non-veterinarians and veterinarians in all fields of study in the department. Veterinary specialty training is offered through DVSc (3 years) and Graduate Diploma (1 year) programs for applicants with a DVM degree.

Research Fields

  • Comparative Pathology
  • Immunology
  • Veterinary Infectious Diseases
  • Veterinary Pathology

Are you interested in:

  • Infectious diseases of animals
  • Immunology
  • Advancing our understanding of how cancer develops and evolves
  • Veterinary pathology diagnostics and research
  • Zoo medicine and wildlife 
  • One health

Career opportunities

  • Veterinary and biomedical research
  • Specialty veterinary practice 
  • Diagnostic activities in private and public sector laboratories

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic and Professional Skills in Pathobiology
  • Seminar in Pathobiology
  • Special Topics in Pathobiology
  • Applied Avian Pathology
  • Comparative Veterinary Pathology
  •  Applied Comparative Pathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline is ongoing.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have at least a ‘B’ average (for MSc applicants). A DVM degree is not required for MSc or PhD programs.
  • Prior to applying, students should identify a faculty member who is willing to serve as advisor and who will provide funding for the research and a stipend for the student.
  • Numerous scholarships and awards are available on a competitive basis

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

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