May 19, 2024  
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Graduate Programs in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta T6G 2H7

General Information

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences offers the MSc and PhD in Medical Sciences (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences) degrees (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. Research may be carried out in a variety of ophthalmology-related disciplines for which staff in the Department have active research programs. Major research initiatives are in the areas of electrophysiology of vision, models of retinal degeneration and therapies, ocular anatomy and ocular genetics. Inquiries should be directed to the Graduate Program Administrator in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Academic Standing Requirements

See Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Academic Standing .

Financial Assistance

Funding from fellowships and studentships is available from external agencies on a competitive basis. Supervisors may support students from operating grants, and limited financial assistance towards tuition costs is also available from the Department, but not guaranteed from year to year.

Graduate Program Requirements

Master’s Programs

Doctoral Programs