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University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Microbiology and Immunology [Graduate]

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
6-020 Katz Group Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1
E-mail: mmi.mail@ualberta.ca

General Information

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Students may specialize in the following: bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, or virology. Both programs require coursework, completion of a research project, and preparing a thesis.

The staff of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is currently carrying out research in various aspects of cellular, molecular, reproductive, and tumour immunology; microbial pathogenesis; and the development of novel methods for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

The Department is well equipped with the modern facilities required for research in medical microbiology and immunology.

Prospective students are invited to consult with the Graduate Coordinator for further information and to visit the Department’s home page on the worldwide web.

Entrance Requirements

The Department generally does not accept students with less than an honors grade (3.3 at the University of Alberta) in the last two years of their undergraduate degree, or an equivalent qualification from another recognized institution. Where applicable, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or 96 (Internet-based) is required. We also require international students applying to our program to hold a Master’s degree in a related area of Basic Science, but may grant waivers in cases where the applicants specifically address the suitability of their undergraduate training to our program.

Financial Assistance

Exceptionally qualified applicants may be nominated for University of Alberta entrance scholarships by the department. Students accepted into a graduate program are encouraged to apply for a studentship through the Department to outside agencies such as the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, NSERC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In addition, a limited number of graduate assistantships are available.

Graduate Program Requirements


Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings, under the subject heading:

Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MMI)