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The master’s program is designed to be a research thesis-based and discipline-focused degree program covering four major areas of physiology and pathophysiology, specifically: respiratory-, cardiovascular-, endocrine, and neuro-physiology, combined with a required 3 credit hour course in biomedical trainee skills to enhance the graduate student experience and increase success.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Max Rady College of Medicine offer a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Physiology and Pathophysiology.
Expected duration: 2-3 years
Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees).
In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must complete:
- a minimum of 9 credit hours or 1.5 full-credit equivalents in 7000-level courses in any suitable discipline, including four 1.5 credit hour courses in respiratory-, cardiovascular-, endocrine, and neuro-physiology and related pathophysiology, as well as a required 3 credit hour course in trainee skills. These courses are modular and allow completion within three terms regardless of term of entry. Students must obtain a minimum B grade in these courses.
- a master's thesis
The program includes approval of a research plan (thesis proposal), annual evaluation of student knowledge in their area of study, as well as research and a thesis demonstrating an appreciation and application of scientific method.
Sample course offerings
- PHGY 7010: Readings in Physiology
- PHGY 7030: Special Physiology
- PHGY 7170: Endocrine and Metabolic Physiology
- PHGY 7190: Research Topics in Physiology
- PHGY 7260: Advanced Neurological Sciences
- PHGY 7300: Molecular Endocrinology
- PHGY 7330: Physiology of Smooth Muscle
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Physiology and Pathophysiology (MSc) program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
To be considered for admission to the Physiology and Pathophysiology (MSc), you must have either:
- a four-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years of study.
- a three-year bachelor's degree, plus the successful completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years of study.
In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
To enter this program, you must have the provisional acceptance of a qualified graduate advisor.
As part of the department’s graduate student approval process, an advisor must indicate that they are able to provide at least the minimum level and duration of financial support most recently approved by a majority vote of Department Council members for an MSc.
Currently, this is $19,000 per year for two years, but please contact us to confirm approved level and duration of support.
How to apply
The Physiology and Pathophysiology (MSc) program accepts applications for Fall, Winter and Summer entry. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:
- $100 application fee (non-refundable)
- Unofficial copies of transcripts and degree certificates
- Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
- Proof of English language proficiency, if required
Admission and application inquiries
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
433 Basic Medical Sciences Building, 745 Bannatyne Ave
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9