The Department of Pharmacology offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in pharmacology.
The Department offers a wide range of opportunities to investigate problems in the physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of pharmacology. Expertise is available in many state-of-the-art in vivo and in vitro methodologies.
Students are accepted into the graduate program with degrees in the biological sciences, physics, chemistry, pharmacology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacy, neuroscience, medicine, and dentistry. The program is of particular interest to students with background in pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, and neuroscience.
Inquiries should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Pharmacology.
The Department's minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an average GPA of 3.3 in the last two years of undergraduate work at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. Applicants with degrees/qualifications in a language other than English may need to demonstrate English language proficiency through one of the following exam scores: TOEFL with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or a total score of 95 (Internet-based) with at least 23 on each of the speaking and writing skill areas; MELAB with a minimum score of 85; or IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 6 on each band (see English Language Requirement ).
The Department of Pharmacology offers financial support to students in the form of graduate research assistantships, scholarships and awards. The Department may contribute to payment of fees. Differential fees for international students are covered by the student's supervisor.