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Graduate Programs in Physiology

Department of Physiology
7-55 Medical Sciences Building
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7

General Information

The Department of Physiology offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The Department is well equipped with facilities for many fields of physiological research, including:

  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Physiology
  • Cellular and Systems Neurophysiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Fetal/Neonatal Physiology
  • Membrane Physiology
  • Renal Physiology

Inquiries about this program should be directed to the Graduate Program Administrator in the Department of Physiology. Complete details of the programs and their requirements are available in the Physiology Graduate Program Manual.

Entrance Requirements

See Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Graduate Program Entrance Requirements .

Since research in Physiology generally requires a broad background from several fields, completion of courses in the following areas is highly recommended for all applicants:

Additional application information can be found on the Department of Physiology website.

Academic Standing Requirements

See Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Academic Standing .

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available through various awards, including:

  • Department of Physiology Recruitment Scholarship (year 1 only)
  • Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Awards
  • Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Awards
  • External funding agencies (e.g., AIHS, CIHR, NSERC, WCHRI)

The Department of Physiology does not offer teaching assistantships, but Graduate Research Assistantships are usually available from the student’s supervisor.

Information regarding tuition fees for MSc and PhD programs can be found on the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website.

Graduate Program Requirements

Master’s Programs

Doctoral Programs

Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Physiology (PHYSL).