Graduate Studies


The Department of Oncology trains students to conduct basic and translational research into mechanisms of cancer causation, detection, imaging, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Department offers thesis based Master's and Doctoral degrees in Oncology and is organized under two specializations:

Cancer Sciences
  • The Specialization of Cancer Sciences serves the needs of the Divisions of Experimental Oncology, Oncologic Imaging, Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, and Surgical Oncology.
Medical Physics
  • The Specialization of Medical Physics serves the needs of the Division of Medical Physics.

Department of Oncology Graduate Student Handbook

The Graduate Student Handbook contains valuable information related to specific program requirements, timelines, responsibilities of students and supervisors, guidelines for thesis examinations and much more.

Graduate Courses

Find a list of graduate courses offered by the Department of Oncology, as well as approved courses to satisfy program requirements.

Scholarships & Funding

Find information related to program funding as well as scholarship opportunities offered by the Department of Oncology.

Meet our Students & Graduates

Find a list of our current students and their areas of research. Also find a list of some of our graduates to see where a degree in oncology can take you!


Please note: Under the U of A Safety Measures General Directives and COVID-19 Vaccination Directive, which are ccurrently in force, all students are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to attend campus, unless they are in possession of an official exemption. Review the U of A COVID-19 Vaccination Directive for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 health requirements, restrictions, exemptions, and accommodations for U of A students. Additionally, students onsite at Alberta Health Services facilities, including the Cross Cancer Institute, must comply with all applicable AHS guidelines.