Candidates are accepted under the general regulations of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program. Completion of a university degree is required, with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (or equivalent qualification) in the last 60 units of course weight of their program.
The program is research-oriented, consisting of didactic courses, original research carried out under supervision, and preparation and completion of a thesis. It is not a clinical program leading to clinical specialization and is unrelated to licensure. Admission to graduate programs is dependent upon the recommendation of the department’s Graduate Committee.
Candidates should be prepared to support themselves for the duration of their selected program, although funding from scholarships and studentships may be obtained on a competitive basis.
: Applicants to the program must identify a willing faculty supervisor, a potential thesis topic, and potential funding. This information will be attached to your application for further consideration by the admissions committee.
English Language Proficiency
All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission either by:
- Possession of a degree or its academic equivalent from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta, in which the language of instruction is English.
- A satisfactory score on an approved English language examination as described below.
TOEFL paper-based score of 570
TOEFL computer-based score equivalent of 230
TOEFL internet-based score equivalent of 95 (with at least 20 per section)
CAEL minimum score of 70 with at least 70 on each subtest
IELTS (Academic test) score of 7.5 with at least 6 on each band
Standardized test results must be issued directly from the testing office. Photocopies will not be accepted. Test scores must be valid and verifiable.
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