Canadian Admissions

Academic Requirements

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) sets a minimum academic standard for admission for both Canadian and international applicants. Please see below for our minimum academic requirements for both Master's and Doctoral student admissions.

Please be advised that some departments may have additional or higher admission qualifications. Always visit the program or department website or contact the department directly for program specific admission requirements.

Master's Programs

  Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.

An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Doctoral Programs

 

Applicants are normally required to have completed a master’s degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.

An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

 

Additional Requirements

 

Some departments have additional requirements, such as:

  • Statement of research interests
  • Previous work experience in the field
  • Educational tests such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Miller Analogies Test

Contact the department directly to find out if there are any additional requirements.


For more information on graduate admissions and related topics, please review the Graduate Program Manual Section 5: Admissions.