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



CANCER SCIENCES


ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
 
Canadian and International Applicants:
 
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..
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
 
International Applicants:  Proof of 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..

Canadian and International Applicants:  Identify a Potential Supervisor

All applicants interested in graduate studies in 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 and International Applicants:

A complete application for admission includes a University of Alberta Graduate Online Application and the following supporting documents:
  •  Official transcripts from all institutions attended.  International applicants must include official transcripts and degree certificates from all institutions attended in both the original language and English language translations. Refer to the FGSR Requirements for Acceptance of Uploaded Transcripts
  • International applicants must include an official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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).

Submission 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

Fall Admission - March 31st

To be considered for entrance scholarships, applications for Fall admission must be submitted by March 31st.

Winter Admission - September 1st

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



ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
 
Canadian and International Applicants:
 
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..
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
 
International Applicants: 

1.  Proof of 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..


2.  Graduate Record Exam (GRE Physics Score -Minimum score of 850 on the GRE Physics Subject Test.

Potential Supervisor Not Required Prior to Admission
Medical Physics applicants are not required to identify a principle investigator prior to applying for admission.  Students admitted to this program identify a principle investigator after completion of full-time coursework during the first year of enrollment.

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Canadian and International Applicants:

A complete application for admission includes a University of Alberta Graduate Online Application and the following supporting documents:
  •  Official transcripts from all institutions attended.  International applicants must include official transcripts and degree certificates from all institutions attended in both the original language and English language translations. Refer to the FGSR Requirements for Acceptance of Uploaded Transcripts
  • International applicants must include an official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score
  • International applicants must include a GRE Physics Subject Test score
  • 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 separately by each referee).

Submission 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

Fall Admission - March 31st
To be considered for entrance scholarships, applications for Fall admission must be submitted by March 31st.

No Winter Admission in Medical Physics

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


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