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University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Biological Sciences

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Biological and Physical Sciences
Description The Department of Biological Sciences offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. It strives to develop scholars familiar with literature in their field, capable of identifying new problems and new directions of endeavour in their field, and competent with the methods of data collection and analysis essential to do research. Students will fulfil these objectives through several forums: a supervised research program, coursework, participation in seminar programs, and defending their dissertation. The Department has research laboratories and instructional facilities for 250–300 graduate students. There are facilities for digital image processing, electron and confocal microscopy, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, fermentation, biotechnology, DNA synthesis and sequencing, cultivation of microbial cells and cells of yeasts, plants, insects and mammals. Facilities include large holding tanks for aquatic animals, and controlled environment rooms including an extensive greenhouse complex. Off-campus facilities include the Devonian Botanic Garden and mycology herbarium, several field stations including the Meanook Biological Research Station and Ellerslie Plant Genetics Station, all near Edmonton, and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island. Extensive reference collections are available for research with microfungi, vascular and cryptogamic plants as well as vertebrates and invertebrates, including major collections of fishes, fossil plants and vertebrates, insects and parasites.
Website: Biological Sciences at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Biological Sciences; Ecology; Microbiology and Biotechnology; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Physiology, Development and Cell Biology; Plant Biology; Systematics and Evolution.
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial:$5,433.00
National:$5,433.00
Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 83
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

You also need to attach a scanned version of your transcripts and proof of English proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Admission to our program is competitive, and based on four factors: 1. Meeting or exceeding our requirements 2. The quality of all aspects of the complete application (including the C.V., written statement of research interests and letters of reference) 3. Find a potential supervisor willing to supervise your program 4. Having the minimum guaranteed funding, attained through one or a combination of: Scholarships – explore scholarships, funding and awards; or Teaching assistantship (TA) – Your application will be considered in the TA competition; or External funding (grant, industry, government, etc.)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015