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Medical Genetics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
As part of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program, in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, you can obtain an MSc or PhD degree in Medical Genetics at the University of Alberta.

Overview

The Medical Genetics at the University of Alberta provide an excellent training program in a range of areas including cancer, developmental genetics, gene discovery, and molecular diagnostics using several different model systems and focused on several different genetic diseases including ocular diseases, muscular dystrophy, obesity, neural development, childhood cancers, skeletal defects and learning disorders. Several different model systems are used to approach different questions including primary and cell culture, mice and Drosophila.Students undertake independent research programs in conjunction with formal course work in relevant topics and department seminars. Emphasis is placed on the students training not only in lab-work on their specific research project of interest but also to be able to critically analyze scientific information and become an effective communicator.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Cancer
  • Chromosome Structure
  • Developmental Defects
  • Gene Discovery
  • Metal Transport
  • Mitochondria
  • Ocular Disorders

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:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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

Minimum Requirements
  • Admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • You must meet the minimum requirements in all subjects, even after receiving an admission offer, in order to remain admissible. (See your admission offer letter for more details.)

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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Funding

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