Admission to the MSc is dependent on the recommendation of the Graduate Coordinating Committee. The requirements for this degree consist of course work, completion of a research project, and preparation of a thesis.
For students in Cancer Sciences, requirements are recommended by the supervisor and supervisory committee based on the background of the student and the area of research to be undertaken. A minimum of ★9 in graded graduate-level courses chosen from the approved course listing, or approved equivalent is required. Students are required to enrol in a lecture-based background course and a seminar style course – normally these are ONCOL 520 or ONCOL 524 and ONCOL 661 /ONCOL 660 respectively, but in exceptional circumstances, ONCOL 320 , ONCOL 425 or some other seminar course, may be substituted, with the approval of the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies. Students are also required to attend ONCOL 661 /ONCOL 660 seminars during all years of their program.
The degree of MSc in Medical Physics: Students are required to complete ★33 in graduate-level courses (ONCOL 550 , ONCOL 552 , ONCOL 554 , ONCOL 556 , ONCOL 558 , ONCOL 560 , ONCOL 562 , ONCOL 564 , ONCOL 566 , ONCOL 568 , ONCOL 600[A], ONCOL 600 [B] and BME 564 ) in the first year of their program. An undergraduate course, either BME 320 or BME 321 , must be completed any time during the program. Within the first year of registration in the program, the student's supervisory committee makes a formal recommendation on the candidate's potential for graduate work. At this time, students may in certain cases be permitted to transfer directly to a PhD program if their progress should warrant such a transfer. The minimum period of residence is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.