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 offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MSc) thesis-based and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. Faculty members in the department are affiliated with one or more of the Faculty of Medicine's Institutes and Centres. In addition, faculty research is grouped according to research streams: Molecular and Developmental Genetics, Molecular Biology of Disease, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics and Cell Signalling and Structure. All students will have the specialization "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology." All Master's Thesis and Doctoral students are considered full-time. In exceptional circumstances part-time status may be considered and must be approved. Combined MD/Master's and MD/PhD programs are offered under the title "Leaders in Medicine."
URL:Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 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.

    A minimum admission grade point average of 3.2 on a four point scale is required. For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English, a TOEFL score of 600 (written test) or 250 (computer-based test), or an IELTS score of 7.50. Although Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are not required, submission of scores is encouraged, particularly for international applicants. A competitive GRE score has usually been above the 90th percentile.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600]
    • Graduate Record Examination [min. 90]
    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