The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.
Research may be undertaken in the areas of pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to visit the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences website to review the facilities available, specific research areas of our faculty, and our Graduate Studies Handbook, which contains further details and guidelines for our program.
The Faculty's minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last ★60 of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.
Applicants should normally be graduates in pharmacy, however the Faculty will accept qualified applicants with degrees in related fields.
Where applicable, applicants must meet the minimum English Language Requirement . NOTE: English language scores that are more than two years old will not be accepted
Applicants must have a qualified faculty member agree to provide supervision before applying for admission. See Application Process on the Faculty website for further information.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Three letters of reference
For Canadian citizens and permanent residents, the application deadlines are August 1 for Fall term admission, and November 15 for Winter term admission.
For International students, the application deadlines are June 1 for Fall term admission, and October 1 for Winter term admission.
Academic Standing Requirement
Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, with no grade less than C+, throughout the course of the program. Failure to maintain the required cumulative GPA will normally result in a recommendation by the Assistant Dean - Graduate Studies to FGSR that the student be placed on academic probation or required to withdraw.
The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers financial support in the form of graduate assistantships, scholarships, and awards. Students are encouraged to apply for campus-wide scholarships and scholarships from other agencies, such as CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, AI, etc. Support may be available for some students from research grants held by individual faculty members.