The Department of Psychiatry offers outstanding opportunities for students wishing to pursue graduate studies at both the master’s and doctoral level.
The MSc and PhD programs may be taken with a specialization in Epidemiology, Forensic Psychiatry, Neurochemistry, Psychopharmacology, or Psychotherapy.
For further information contact the Department of Psychiatry.
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 ).
Applicants are also required to submit three letters of reference, a current curriculum vitae, a brief description of the proposed research, and a letter from the prospective supervisor, detailing stipend amount and source. Prospective students are encouraged to contact directly the faculty members whose research is of interest to them.
For Canadian citizens, the application deadlines are July 1 for Fall term, November 1, for Winter term, March 1 for Spring term, and May 1 for Summer term.
For International students, the application deadlines are April 1 for Fall term, August 1 for Winter term, November 1 for Spring term and January 1 for Summer term.
Supervisors must provide a letter of commitment or a formal contract at enrollment into the Graduate Program. The letter needs to detail the funding amount per annum, funding source, and duration of funding. If funding is provided by a different department then a letter from that source needs to accompany the letter of commitment outlining these details. The letter(s) are required for the admission application that is approved by the Graduate Program Committee.
Initial funding commitments should be made for a minimum of two years. Any changes to the funding commitment should be submitted to the Graduate Program Administrator.