Pathology Students Admissions
Department of Pathology Graduate Program Admission Checklist
Application Form

Application form, transcripts, references, etc. must be completed via UMGradConnect.  Please click on this link for more information about this process.  UMGradConnect

Department Deadline
Fall Session Start Date Canadian/US International
Research Program (MSc.) September June 1 March 1
Pathologists' Assistant (MSc.) September  March 31 Not open to International Students
Application Fee An admission fee of $100.00 is REQUIRED at the time of application for Canadian/Permanent Residents and International Applicants
Transcripts The minimum standard for acceptance into the Department of Pathology is a 3.2 Grade Point Average (GPA) or equivalent in the last two previous years of full time university study (60 credit hours).

Official transcripts must be submitted from all post-secondary institutions attended. To be official, transcripts must be received in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution. In cases where the transcript does not clearly state that a degree has been conferred, an official degree certificate is required to accompany the transcript. Where academic records are produced in a language other than English, the applicant must arrange for the submission of official literal translations of all records.
Proof of English   Language  Proficiency A successfully completed English Language Proficiency Test is required of all applicants.  Proficiency in English can be demonstrated prior to admission by:

i) Posessing a high school diploma or university degree from Canada or one of the countries on the English Language Proficiency Test Exemption List.
ii) Successfully completing an English Language Proficiency Test. (minimum scores are indicated in parentheses; some departments may require a specific test or test scores greater than those indicated)
  • University of Michigan English Language Examination Assessment Battery MELAB (80%)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL– Paper-based test (550); Computer-based test (213); Internet-based test (80)
  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Teachers CanTEST (band 4.5 in listening and reading and band 4.0 in writing and oral interview)
  • International English Language Testing System IELTS (6.5)
  • Academic English Program for University and College Entrance AEPUCE (65%)
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) – minimum 60 overall and 60 on each subject.
  • Pearson Test of English PTE Academic - minimum 59 overall

    • List of countries exempt from the language requirement.
    • List of acceptable tests in English language proficiency.
A written  agreement with a supervisor for RESEARCH PROGRAM ONLY • Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain written consent prior to submitting admission application for the research based program.  Please see list of potential supervisors

Other Requirements

• two letters of recommendation - please submit with your online application package via UMGradConnect


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