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The Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science offers a unique research training environment and a well-rounded postgraduate program. Students will experience interdisciplinary collaboration with innovative research and creative teaching.
Our highly-motivated, expert faculty and staff aspire to provide next-level anatomical education to the next generation of scientists and health professionals with a shared goal of advancing research and education in the anatomical and biomedical sciences.
State-of-the-art equipment and lab spaces
Clinical learning space and equipment in the Dr. George Yee Laboratory of Anatomical Sciences facilitates surgical anatomy education and procedural training.
HACS biomedical researchers lead strong nationally-funded biomedical science programs and collaborative research teams in neuroimaging, cancer biology and neurosciences.
National and international collaboration
Researchers lead innovative research streams at UM and beyond with national and international collaborations and research exchange.
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: Program fees are assessed in the first two terms of study, followed by a continuing fee in the third and any subsequent terms. (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
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 Science MSc program, you must have a minimum of a four-year bachelor of science degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
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.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.
|Term||Annual application deadline|
|Fall (September)||June 1|
|Winter (January)||October 1|
|Summer (May)||February 1|
|Term||Annual application deadline|
|Fall (September)||March 1|
|Winter (January)||July 1|
|Summer (May)||November 1|
Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.