Dec 03, 2023
Department of Medical Genetics
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
839 Medical Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7
The Department of Medical Genetics offers the MSc in Medical Sciences (Medical Genetics) degree (see Medical Sciences ) either as part of a postgraduate training program for post-MD applicants or as an independent degree program for those proceeding from a BSc. The PhD degree is granted through the Medical Sciences program (see The Degree of PhD ). Research may be carried out in a variety of medical genetics-related disciplines for which staff in the Department have active research programs. Inquiries should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Medical Genetics.
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) minimum score overall 100 with at least 21 per section or equivalent;
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) minimum score of 70;
- CAEL minimum score of 70 with 70 per section.
All other proof of English language proficiency will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
For all applicants, a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest and preferred area of research must also be included in the application.
Academic Standing Requirement
Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of B (3.0) or better throughout their program.
Financial assistance in the form of Graduate Research Assistant Fellowships 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.
Graduate Program Requirements
Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings under the subject heading Medical Genetics (MDGEN).