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    • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    • Doctor of Philosophy

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    Expected duration

    • 4 years

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    Program options

    • Full-time

Program details

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences offers a four-year Doctor of Philosophy in Human Anatomy and Cell Sciences degree, advancing research and education in the anatomical and biomedical sciences.

Expected duration: 4 years

Tuition and fees: Tuition fees are charged for terms one and two and terms four and five. A continuing fee is paid for term three, term six and each subsequent term. (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 the minimum graduation requirements for their program of study.

Students entering with an MSc in Human Anatomy and Cell Science

Candidates admitted directly into the PhD program must complete:

  • Readings in Anatomy (ANAT 7300)
  • Three credit hours of approved courses at the 7000 level
  • A thesis (a thesis proposal should be completed within the first two years of entering the program)

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 PhD program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

To be considered for admission to the Human Anatomy and Cell Sciences PhD program, you must have a minimum of a master of science degree (or equivalent).

Human Anatomy and Cell Science requires a minimum 3.5 GPA.

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 PhD 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

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
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.

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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

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

Program inquiries

Ashley Hanson-Agwatu
130 - 745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0J9 Canada 
Phone: 204-789-3411