PhD Program

Fine-tune your expertise

When you enroll in the Department of Pathology’s PhD program, you’re taking a significant step towards a rewarding career in experimental pathology. Not only will you study the essential nature of disease, you’ll also learn a number of experimental approaches and how to design experiments to understand the mechanism of disease.  

A wealth of possibilities

When you’ve finished, you’ll be qualified for a variety of different careers including:

  • an academic research career
  • a research career in industry
  • government advisory consultant

You could also enter a training program for clinical diagnostics certification.

If you have an MSc degree in pathology or another life sciences field, consider applying for our PhD program. Our comprehensive exam and your thesis will ensure you are well-prepared for a career in research.

Download the Standard Response to Graduate Studies Inquries (PDF).

Contact us to learn more about our PhD program. 

Stipends and Tuition

Deptartment of Pathology minimums (effective Sept 2022)
The estimated tuition fees include incidental fees.

Degree level (International/Canadian) 

Tuition fees/year 

International fees (yes/no) 

Minimum stipend 

Doctoral (International) 

~ $8,250 



Doctoral (Canadian)

~ $8,250 



Students that transfer to PhD from MSc may receive a portion of their tuition refunded, as determined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) at time of transfer.

All full-time students are provided health and dental plans. International students are also provided with a basic health insurance plan. However, these plans do cost money and students with proof of sufficient coverage from another source can opt out.

You may be eligible to opt out of the UPass (University Bus Pass) under certain circumstances. To opt out, you must submit your waiver form before the annual deadline. Please refer to the FGS website for more details.