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Graduate Programs in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
227 HMRC
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S2
E-mail: resadmin@ualberta.ca

General Information

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences-Obstetrics and Gynecology either as part of a post-MD training program or as an independent degree program for prospective students proceeding from an undergraduate or a Master of Science degree. Research may be carried out in any of the department laboratories or clinical facilities in a variety of disciplines related to women’s health from preconception to post-menopause. Pregnancy-related research can also include studies of both male and female offspring. Research includes basic science, epidemiology and clinical-based approaches.

Inquiries should be directed to the Graduate Administrator at the above address.

Entrance Requirements

The Department’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.2 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 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.

Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency (refer to English Language Requirement ). Any one of the following is acceptable:

  • TOEFL internet-based score equivalent of 95, with at least 21 per section, or equivalent
  • CAEL minimum score of 70 with at least 70 on each subtest
  • IELTS minimum score of 7.0 with at least 6 on each band
  • PTE minimum score of 65

Applicants must identify a supervisor willing to provide support throughout the program prior to application. The supervisor must demonstrate that there is sufficient financial support for a minimum of two years.

Applicants are also required to submit

  • A one-page summary of previous research experiences (if any) and current research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae, including a publication list
  • Three academic reference letters

Academic Standing Requirement

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on the 4-point scale throughout their program.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance in the form of graduate assistantships from supervisor operating funds is normally available to students in good standing. Further information will be provided upon request. Students are encouraged to apply for studentships from external agencies. Students may also be eligible for awards from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Students entering graduate studies through the Graduate Program in Maternal and Child Health (MatCH) will have a portion of their salary and the differential fee for foreign students covered for two years by MatCH.

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