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Pharmacology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The goal of the Pharmacology graduate program at the University of Alberta is to form scientists who have knowledge in pharmacology as well as fundamental understanding of biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology. 

Overview

The Pharmacology graduate program at the University of Alberta students are introduced to the method of scientific enquiry and research while creating and disseminating new scientific knowledge. 

The program offers an opportunity to talented and motivated students to explore different aspect of molecular pharmacology and to perform research in the cardiovascular, diabetes and neuroscience fields. Research in the Department involves a multidisciplinary and integrative approach and is conducted at the molecular, cellular, organ and whole organism levels. We investigate the molecular and biological processes that regulate cellular and organ functions and the mechanisms underlying diseases. The goal is to discover new targets for the development of novel therapeutic strategies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Pharmacology Tutorial, Research, and Reading Course 
  • Molecular Pharmacology 
  • Advanced Topics 
  • Advanced Topics 
  • Pharmacology of the Synapse 
  • Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Pharmacology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • performance in basic science courses,
  • letters of reference,
  • previous involvement with biomedical research (work and summer student experience),
  • publications,
  • motivation for studying pharmacology as stated in the "Statement of research interests " form, and

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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