24 months
7680 CAD/year
3759 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Vision of the Medical Microbiology program at the University of Alberta is to be an internationally recognized training program in Microbiology and Immunology.



  • to recruit the highest caliber trainees
  • to develop them as researchers and scholars through innovative research and ongoing meaningful feedback on student progress
  • to provide a stimulating and rich learning environment through high quality program requirements and co-curricular activities
  • to cultivate independence, creativity, self-motivation, open-minds and forums for debate
  • to foster students' careers through dissemination of their research into the community, providing networking opportunities and seeking awards that recognize their accomplishments
  • to support their career path through ongoing broad professional development
  • to instill them with passion for excellence in teaching, citizenship and community service

Program Overview

MMI offers PhD and thesis-based MSc degrees. Areas of specialization include Bacteriology, Immunology, Parasitology and Virology. Research focuses on cellular and molecular immunology, microbial pathogenesis, and the development of novel methods for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. The program requirements include coursework in the discipline, teaching experience, and the development of skills in research presentations. 

The Medical Microbiology program at the University of Alberta is designed to allow easy transition of MSc students into the PhD program and a rotation option at program entry is open to all students.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General 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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7680 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7680 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3759 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3759 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Medical Microbiology
University of Alberta


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!