Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Program Information

School:Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Faculty:Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Field of Study:Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Description:The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology has an extremely vigorous and high quality Graduate Program that will expose you to the latest in exciting and leading edge research in a number of different areas. About 80 graduate students are currently enrolled, 60% of whom are in the PhD program. As of January 1, 2008 we guarantee a stipend of $20,000 per year for MSc students, $22,000 for PhD students and $23,000 for post-candidacy PhD students at the beginning of their fourth year. Roughly one third of our students receive their support primarily from external scholarships, while almost all students have some form of scholarship support as part of their stipend. The department is home to exciting and well funded initiatives in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. These research & service facilities help support and complement existing research strengths in bacterial pathogenesis, cancer biology, cardiovascular biology, cellular & molecular neurobiology, diabetes & endocrinology, developmental biology, immunology, joint injury & arthritis, smooth muscle, and population genomics. Graduates of our program are productive and exceptionally well trained in a broad range of methodologies, and have gone on to successful careers in both industry and academia
URL:Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,389

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Department requires a minimum admission grade point average of 3.2 on a four point scale. For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (written), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based) or an IELTS score of 7.50. International applicants are required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A competitive GRE score has usually been in the 90th percentile.

    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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
    • Graduate Record Examination [min. 85]
    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.

    Modified on October 07, 2019