Department of Oncology

How to Apply

Admission requirements and application procedures for both the Cancer Sciences and Medical Physics specializations are detailed below. 

 

CANCER SCIENCES SPECIALIZATION

Admission Requirements

Canadian Admissions

International Admissions

Academic:

 

Master of Science (MSc) - 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 3.3 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.

Academic:

 

Master of Science (MSc) - 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 3.3 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 (PhD) - a master’s degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.

An admission grade point average of 3.3 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 information can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) website.

Doctoral (PhD) - a master’s degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.

An admission grade point average of 3.3 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 information can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) website.

Additional Requirements

Canadian Admissions

International Admissions

Identify a Potential Supervisor:

Candidates applying to Cancer Sciences are strongly encouraged to identify a Principal Investigator who is willing to pay their stipend prior to applying for admission. Feel free to contact principal investigator(s) whose area of research is of interest to you. The best way to contact them is by email and it is useful to attach a copy of your CV.

 

English Language Proficiency Requirement:

English is the primary language of instruction at the University of Alberta and all applicants must be proficient in English.

 

If your earlier education was at a foreign academic institution, and that school is not recognized by the University of Alberta as having English language instruction, you will require one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 IBT (internet-based)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each of the four modules that include listening, academic writing, academic reading and speaking  
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): minimum score of 68

 

Refer to the FGSR English Language Proficiency Requirement.

Identify a Potential Supervisor:

Candidates applying to Cancer Sciences are strongly encouraged to identify a Principal Investigator who is willing to pay their stipend prior to applying for admission. Feel free to contact principal investigator(s) whose area of research is of interest to you. The best way to contact them is by email and it is useful to attach a copy of your CV.

Applying for Admission

Canadian Admissions

International Admissions

A complete application will include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application Process:

 

  1. Compile your Supporting Documents - We recommend you compile all supporting documents before starting your application. You will need to scan and save all your supporting documents (except reference letters) as a PDF file.You will be instructed to upload the PDF files directly to the online application portal. (You must upload your documents on or before the application submission deadline.)

     

  2. Complete and submit your University of Alberta Graduate Online Application . A $100 CAD non-refundable application fee is required. Payments can be made using a valid VISA or MasterCard credit card. For a list of countries that are exempted, please see here.

A complete application will include:

  • University of Alberta Graduate Online Application.

     

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended in both the original language and English language translation. Refer to the FGSR Requirements for Acceptance of Uploaded Transcripts

     

  • Official degree certificates from all institutions attended in both the original language and the English language translation.

     

  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score.

     

  • Curriculum Vitae

     

  • a Vision Statement (1 page essay explaining why you are interested in Cancer Sciences)

     

  • 3 Letters of reference (to be uploaded to the online application separately by each referee)

 

Application Process:

 

  1. Compile your Supporting Documents - We recommend you compile all supporting documents before starting your application. You will need to scan and save all your supporting documents (except reference letters) as a PDF file.You will be instructed to upload the PDF files directly to the online application portal. (You must upload your documents on or before the application submission deadline.)

     

  2. Complete and submit your University of Alberta Graduate Online Application . A $100 CAD non-refundable application fee is required. Payments can be made using a valid VISA or MasterCard credit card. For a list of countries that are exempted, please see here.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Canadian Admissions

International Admissions

Fall Admission – March 1st

 

To be considered for entrance scholarships, applications for Fall admission must be submitted by March 1st.

 

Winter Admission – October 1st

 

Fall Admission – March 1st

 

To be considered for entrance scholarships, applications for Fall admission must be submitted by March 1st.

 

Winter Admission – October 1st

 

International applicants generally need plenty of time (up to six months in some cases) to make arrangements to enter Canada.

 

 

MEDICAL PHYSICS SPECIALIZATION

Admission Requirements

Canadian Admissions

International Admissions

Academic:

 

Master of Science (MSc) - 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 3.3 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.

Academic:

 

Master of Science (MSc) - 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 3.3 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 (PhD) - a master’s degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.

An admission grade point average of 3.3 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 information can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) website.

Doctoral (PhD) - a master’s degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.

An admission grade point average of 3.3 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 information can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) website.

Additional Requirements

Canadian Admissions

International Admissions

Supervisor Not Required Prior to Admission

Medical Physics applicants are not required to identify a potential supervisor prior to applying for admission. Students admitted to this program identify a supervisor after completion of full-time coursework during the first year of enrollment.

  1. English Language Proficiency:

    English is the primary language of instruction at the University of Alberta and all applicants must be proficient in English. Refer to the FGSR English Language Proficiency Requirement.

    If your earlier education was at a foreign academic institution, and that school is not recognized by the University of Alberta as having English language instruction, you will require one of the following:
     
     

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):Minimum score of 600 (paper version), 250 (electronic version), 100 (internet version). 

       

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS):minimum overall band score of 7.0 with no less than a score of 6.0 on each band. 

       

    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): minimum overall score of 68 

       

  2. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Physics Score 

    Minimum score of 850 on the GRE Physics subject test.

     

  3. Supervisor Not Required Prior to Admission:

Medical Physics applicants are not required to identify a potential supervisor prior to applying for admission. Students admitted to this program identify a supervisor after completion of full-time coursework during the first year of enrollment.

Applying for Admission

Canadian Admissions

International Admissions

A completed application will include:

  • 3 Letters of Reference (to be uploaded to the online application portal separately by each referee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application Process:

 

  1. Compile your supporting documents.We recommend you compile all supporting documents before starting your application. You will need to scan and save all your supporting documents (except reference letters) as a PDF file.You will be instructed to upload the PDF files directly to the online application portal. (You must upload your documents on or before the application submission deadline.)

     

  2. Complete and submit your University of Alberta Graduate Online Application . A $100 CAD non-refundable application fee is required. Payments can be made using a valid VISA or MasterCard credit card.

 

A completed application will include:

  • Official degree certificates from all institutions attended in both the original language and the English language translation.
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Score

     

  • GRE Physics Subject Test

     

  • Curriculum Vitae

     

  • Vision Statement (1 page essay explaining why you are interested in Medical Physics)

     

  • 3 Letters of Reference (to be uploaded to the online application portal separately by each referee)

 

Application Process:

 

  1. Compile your supporting documents.We recommend you compile all supporting documents before starting your application. You will need to scan and save all your supporting documents (except reference letters) as a PDF file.You will be instructed to upload the PDF files directly to the online application portal. (You must upload your documents on or before the application submission deadline.)

     

  2. Complete and submit your University of Alberta Graduate Online Application . A $100 CAD non-refundable application fee is required. Payments can be made using a valid VISA or MasterCard credit card.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Canadian Admissions

International Admissions

Fall Admission – March 1st

 

To be considered for entrance scholarships, applications for Fall admission must be submitted by March 1st.

 

No Winter Admission in Medical Physics

Fall Admission – March 1st

 

To be considered for entrance scholarships, applications for Fall admission must be submitted by March 1st.

 

No Winter Admission in Medical Physics

 

International applicants generally need plenty of time (up to six months in some cases) to make arrangements to enter Canada.