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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Graduate Program Entrance Requirements


The minimum requirements for admission to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s (FoMD’s) Graduate Programs (See FoMD Graduate Programs) are outlined below. Admissions to FoMD graduate programs are made on a competitive basis. Though an applicant may satisfy the minimum admission requirements, acceptance into a graduate program is not guaranteed. The decision to admit an applicant to a graduate program is made by the department and program.

Graduate program entrance requirements for FoMD Graduate Programs are defined at two different levels:

  1. The Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) sets the minimum entrance requirements that must be met by all graduate students at the UofA, regardless of program (See GPS Graduate Admissions ).
  2. FoMD has entrance requirements over and above those set by GPS that must be met by graduate students in all the FoMD graduate programs.

Students are required to familiarize themselves with the graduate program entrance requirements at both levels and supplemental information provided by individual FoMD Graduate Programs.

Academic Requirements

Minimum AGPA: See GPS Academic Requirements  

Exceptions: Clinically-related graduate programs, course-based programs, and certificate programs may have higher AGPA requirements.

English Language Requirement

The minimum English language proficiency test scores required for admission into the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s Graduate Programs are:

  • TOEFL (internet-based): A minimum overall score of 95 with a minimum of 21 on each individual skill area.
  • Academic IELTS: A minimum overall band score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each band.
  • EAP 550 (EXELP 7550): Successful completion of the EAP 550 course will fulfill the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry’s Graduate Programs.
    Conditional Acceptance: If conditional acceptance to the graduate program is granted based on the future completion of EAP 550, the course must be successfully completed before the commencement of the graduate program.

Clinically-Related Graduate Programs: English language proficiency requirements are set by the respective program.

Supporting Documents for Acceptance into a Graduate Program

The following documents are required to be accepted into a graduate program:

  1. Three letters of references with at least two from academic sources to be submitted via the online portal.
  2. Statement of research interests to be submitted via the online portal.
  3. Curriculum Vitae to be submitted via the online portal.
  4. Transcripts to be submitted via the online portal.
  5. Supervisor Confirmation and Applicant Funding Information form.
    This form is to be completed by the Supervisor and sent to the department Graduate Program Administrator.
    Exemptions: Students in clinically-related graduate programs, course-based programs, and the MatCH program are exempt from this requirement.

Application Deadlines

Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents: Application deadlines are two months prior to the term start date.

USA and International Students: Application deadlines are four months prior to the term start date.

See Academic Schedule  for more information on term start dates.