May 20, 2022  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of PhD (Medical Microbiology and Immunology) [Graduate]


Program Requirements


Course requirements depend on the area of specialization and the undergraduate background of the student; however, a minimum of ★9 in graduate-level courses—one of which must be MMI 605 —is required. In addition, each student must participate each year and must register once for credit during the program in the Medical Microbiology and Immunology seminar course, MMI 501 .

Students are required to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.

After completion of required coursework, students must pass an oral candidacy examination in order to continue in the program.

A candidate for the PhD degree must submit an acceptable thesis and defend it orally before a committee formed according to Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research guidelines.

No language other than English is required for the degree.

The minimum period of residence is three years of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of program


The time required to complete the program depends on the student’s background and the nature of the thesis project. Normally, a minimum of four years of full-time study and research is required for the PhD degree.