Why study this program?

The Department of Medicine offers the degrees of MSc and PhD. The Department offers a specialization in Translational Medicine (MSc only) as well as a general program in Medicine, either as part of a coordinated program of training leading to the fulfillment of requirements for postgraduate training in the medical specialties, or as a separate program for those proceeding from a BSc or equivalent degree.

Research may be carried out in the basic sciences, epidemiology, public health sciences, or clinical sciences and may be either theoretical or applied in nature.

The Department of Medicine maintains a compilation of applicable guidelines and regulations available on the Department website.

Inquiries should be directed to either the Graduate Program Administrator or the Director of Graduate Studies of the Department of Medicine.

Entrance Requirements

See Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Graduate Program Entrance Requirements .


Medicine & Dentistry

Delivery Mode:
On Campus

Program Type:
Thesis Based

Degree Level:
Master's, Doctoral

Program Requirements

Master’s Programs

Doctoral Programs


Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Medicine (MED).

Tuition and Fees

The Department of Medicine requires the supervisor to provide all personal and research funding, but the student is encouraged to apply for funding from other sources such as award competitions to take some of the financial burden off the supervisor. For MD research trainees in the Clinician Investigator MSc Program, personal funding is available through external funding agencies, the Postgraduate Medical Education Office, or through clinical departments or divisions.

For general information, please visit the Tuition and Fees page on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research site.
Scholarships and Financial Support

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research administers over $29 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for graduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

Program-specific inquiries

Please refer to the detailed program information or email or

General inquiries

Please check out some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQS) to see if your question has been answered, or contact the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) during our office hours.

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies
2-29 Triffo Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E1