Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary

Medical Science

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Program Information

School:Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Description:The Department of Medical Science graduate program offers the degrees of M.Sc. and Ph.D. It employs an interdisciplinary approach to graduate education and is only one of seven research programs available to graduate students through the Faculty of Medicine. Graduate supervision is organized under the geographical context of multidisciplinary groups of clinical and basic science investigators sharing broad research interests. Rather than studying in a classical discipline such as anatomy or biochemistry, students have the opportunity to become broadly trained in a specific area of research (e.g. physiology, medical education, immunology, etc). Yet, students also have the opportunity to become sufficiently trained in basic disciplines so that they may be identified as a biochemist or molecular biologist by employers who prefer more discipline oriented labels. This was the first graduate training program offered by the Faculty of Medicine and has been in existence for over 25 years. Graduates of this program have been very successful in obtaining postdoctoral positions leading to faculty positions at top universities in Canada and abroad.
URL:Medical Science at Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $7,221
Careers:Government Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration

Admission Requirements


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

    BSc degree or equivalent A minimum admission grade point average of 3.30 (on the University of Calgary four-point system; equivalent to a "B+") based on the last two years of the undergraduate degree consisting of a minimum of 60 units (10 full-course equivalents).

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 105] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 86]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    * 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