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School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
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 a broad knowledge of the disciplines of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology. Additionally, the Department of Biochemistry seeks to develop scientists with a sound ethical sense who are willing to serve the wider scientific community.

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).

URL:Biochemistry at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research:Biochemistry; Biophysics; Cellular Biology; Molecular Biology; Structural Biology.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*83
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    At minimum, applicants require an appropriate previous degree or its academic equivalent from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta with a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale on the most recent two years of full-time study.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
    Application Notes : Applications for graduate admission from Canadian applicants can be accepted at any time; however, students should allow a minimum of two months for processing of their application.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 September 05, 2022