University of Alberta

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
9465 CAD/year
5645 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biochemistry program at the University of Alberta aims to develop critical and creative scholars who can effectively communicate with their scientific peers and the broader community, and who are capable of teaching at both an undergraduate and graduate level. 


The Biochemistry program at the University of Alberta seek to develop scientists who will serve the wider scientific community in terms of their productivity and integrity. 

Students will reach these goals through:

  • Formalized course work
  • Participation in both general and specialized seminar courses
  • Instructional responsibilities in the undergraduate student laboratory
  • Participation in ethics and scientific integrity workshops
  • Completion of an independent research program
  • Production and defense of a thesis

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Signal Transduction 
  • Protein Chemistry, Structure, and Function 
  • Proteomics 
  • Biochemistry of Eukaryotic Gene Expression 
  • Structure and Function of Biological Membranes 
  • The Molecular Biology of Mammalian Viruses 
  • Biochemistry of Lipids and Lipoproteins 
  • Methods in Molecular Biophysics 
  • Macromolecular Structure Analysis 
  • Selected Topics in Protein Structure, Function, and Regulation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ensure you meet the minimum requirements
  • A four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited academic institution (a degree in Biochemistry or a closely related discipline is preferred, but outstanding applicants from more distantly related disciplines are encouraged to apply).
  • A Grade Point Average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (determined from the most recent two years of full-time course work). If you were awarded a degree by an institution that does not use a 4.0 scale, please check the minimum grade requirements for other countries. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9465 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9465 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5645 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5645 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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