Admission Requirements

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in general follows the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGSR) Admissions Requirements along with those from the Medical Sciences Graduate Program (MSGP). Specific requirements for our department are as follows:

Academic requirement: Candidates must hold a four-year baccalaureate or its academic equivalent from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta to enter this program. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4-point scale based on an equivalent of the most recent two years of coursework or the last 60 course credits.

English Language Proficiency requirement: If applicable, the student must meet current English Proficiency requirements as outlined by FGSR.

Additional requirements:

  • One-page form completed that lists the Student's previous research experiences if any and the Student's current research interests.
  • CV including publications if any.
  • All graduate students require a supervisor to complete their graduate studies. It is strongly encouraged that prospective students secure a supervisor prior to submitting an application to the department. In addition, we have a pre-screening process in place to help prospective students determine their eligibility to submit a full application. Please contact our Graduate Program Administrator to begin the pre-screening process.
    However, although strongly encouraged, neither of these steps are required and all submitted applications will be reviewed. If a supervisor has not been identified, applications that meet all other required criteria will be circulated amongst available supervisors who have room in their programs and who have demonstrated that they have sufficient funding to provide salary support and operating funds for a minimum of two years. Please note that acceptance into this small department is highly competitive.
  • Final official transcripts and degree certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • The names and email addresses of three academic referees.

Please contact our Graduate Program Administrator to begin the pre-screening process before submitting an application through GSMS.

Application deadlines:

  • International Students (Including Study Permits): 
    • April 1 (September admission)
    • August 1 (January admission)
  • Domestic Students (Including Permanent Residents):
    • June 15 (September admission)
    • October 15 (January admission)

Submission of complete applications well in advance of these deadlines is encouraged.

For further details on general FGSR graduate program requirements, see Section 5: Admissions, in the FGSR Graduate Program Manual.