Applicants should complete the online application for admission prior to submitting any supporting documents.
Application documents required:
Official transcripts (or a certified true copy) from each university/institute attended
Original degree certificate (or a certified true copy) if your transcript does not indicate a degree earned
TOEFL or IELTS test score report (if your language of instruction in university was English this requirement may be waived) English Language Proficiency
A letter of reference and the completed appraisal template from each of 3 different referees
Your curriculum vitae (resume) which includes education, qualifications, publications and previous professional and research experience.
Letter of intent – (Describe why you wish to pursue graduate studies at the University of Alberta. Indicate your potential supervisor, the sources of funding, and a potential research topic.)
Note: An academic record that satisfies the basic entrance requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. Enrolment in our graduate programs is limited and the number of qualified applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available.
Official documents (transcripts, degree certificates, etc.) may be required upon receiving the conditional offer of admission letter. Documents must be sent directly from the post-secondary institution to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research office.
The requirements for this degree consist of coursework, completion of a research project, and preparation of a thesis. Course requirements are recommended by the Supervisor and Supervisory Committee based on the background of the student and the area of specialization to be undertaken. A minimum of ★9 in graded graduate level courses is required.