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    • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    • Master of Science

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    Expected duration

    • 2 to 3 years

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    Program options

    • Full-time

Program details

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences offer a two-year Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Cell Science degree, advancing research and education in the anatomical and biomedical sciences.

Expected duration: 2 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:

  • Biomedical Training Skills (IMED 7410)
  • Six credit hours of approved courses at the 7000 level
  • A master's thesis

Sample course offerings

  • ANAT 7012: Advanced Brain Imaging Methods
  • ANAT 7014: Functional Human Anatomy
  • ANAT 7060: Advanced Human Macroscopic (Gross) Anatomy
  • ANAT 7250: Experimental Teratology
  • ANAT 7320: Introduction to Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • ANAT 7380: Human Developmental Anatomy
  • ANAT 7392: Human Neuroanatomy
  • ANAT 7400: Morphological Techniques
  • ANAT 7460: Human Histology: Basic Tissues

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Human Anatomy and Cell Sciences MSc program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

To be considered for admission to the Human Anatomy and Cell Sciences MSc program, you must have a minimum of a four-year bachelor of science degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduates of medicine or dentistry holding MD, DMD, DDS or equivalent degrees may also be considered.

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.

How to apply

The MSc in Human Anatomy and Cell Science 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
  • Confirmation letter of financial support from advisor/supervisor
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Application deadlines

Canadian/US Applicants

Term Application deadline Apply
Winter 2022 October 1, 2021 Apply for Winter 2022 (Canada/US)
Summer 2022 February 1, 2022 Apply for Summer 2022 (Canada/US)
Fall 2022 June 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (Canada/US)

International Applicants

Term Application deadline Apply
Summer 2022 November 1, 2021 Apply for Summer 2022 (International)
Fall 2022 March 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (International)
Winter 2023 July 1, 2022 Application not yet open

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. The name of your preferred supervisor is required at the time of application. 

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Contact us

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
Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Martha Ericastilla
130 - 745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0J9 Canada 
Phone: 204-789-3411