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Graduate Programs in Medical Sciences

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Office of Research
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
2-13 Heritage Medical Research Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S2
E-mail: fmdgrd@ualberta.ca

General Information

The Medical Sciences Graduate Program consists of seven member departments in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. This Program has a long history within the Faculty, and continues to provide excellence in graduate education relating to basic and clinical sciences.

Entrance Requirements

For admission into the MSc or PhD in Medical Sciences programs, the minimum requirements are an undergraduate degree with a 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 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:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 90 with at least 21 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based) or equivalent.
  • IELTS minimum band score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 on each test band.
  • CAEL minimum score of 70 with at least 60 on each subtest.
  • PTE Academic score of 61 with a minimum band score of 60.

All applicants must meet Departmental admission criteria over and above the minimal requirements of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program. Admission to the MSc or PhD in Medical Sciences program is dependent on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program Committee.

For department-specific entrance requirements, see the following pages:

Financial Assistance

Students accepted into the program are encouraged to apply for Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) awards, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) awards, and funding from external agencies.

Graduate Program Requirements

Master’s Programs

Doctoral Programs


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