University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
2J200 Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2R7


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Description The Department of Biochemistry offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Both require the completion of a research program and the preparation of a thesis. The Department of Biochemistry strives to train scientists with both a broad knowledge of the disciplines of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology. It also strives to develop critical and creative scholars who can communicate effectively. The Department provides a world-class training environment in a broad range of topics. The Department of Biochemistry is the primary home of the Groups on Protein Structure and Function, Membrane Protein Research, Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, Signal Transduction Research and the Membrane Protein and Cardiovascular Disease Training Program. Many members of the Department are active in the Institute for Biomolecular Design and the Stroke, Cardiovascular, Obesity, Lipids, Atherosclerosis Research (SCOLAR) Training Program. The Department of Biochemistry is endowed with state-of-the art equipment and support facilities. Access to all major techniques utilized in modern biochemical, biophysical and molecular biological research is available to faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The Department is also home to the National High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (NANUC).
Website: Biochemistry at University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:

This tuition has been estimated by the university for graduate students.
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 83
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 59 in order to prove their English proficiency. If an applicant is from an institution which is not well known, a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) may be required. - See more at:

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* 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 16, 2015