Why study this program?

The Department of Paediatrics offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences-Paediatrics (see Medical Sciences ).

Highly qualified candidates with an MSc or MD, who wish to proceed to a PhD will be considered.

Areas of research include:

  • Cardiovascular Research & Thrombosis
  • Clinical Trials, Evidence-based Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Indigenous Health
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology/Neurosciences
  • Obesity
  • Oncology/Cancer
  • Respiratory Medicine

Inquiries about this program should be directed to the Graduate Program Administrator in the Department of Paediatrics at the above email address.

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 in Paediatrics can be found in Course Listings  under the subject heading PAEDS.

Tuition and Fees

Financial assistance may be available through various University of Alberta awards as follows:

  • Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Awards
  • Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Awards
  • External funding agencies (AIHS, CIHR, HFSC, NSERC, WCHRI)

The Department of Paediatrics does not offer teaching assistantships. Financial assistance in the form of graduate research fellowship from supervisor operating funds is normally available to students in good academic standing. Further information will be provided upon request.

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

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