Oncology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8595
    Tuition (Year)
    5550
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Specialization of Cancer Sciences serves the needs of the Divisions of Experimental Oncology, Oncologic Imaging, Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, and Surgical Oncology whereas the Specialization of Medical Physics serves the needs of the Division of Medical Physics. Not all our staff supervise graduate students. Potential graduate students should contact those investigators who state their willingness to supervise graduate students.

About

The Department of Oncology trains students to conduct basic and translational research into mechanisms of cancer causation, detection, imaging, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Oncology and is organized under two specializations “Cancer Sciences” and “Medical Physics”. The Specialization of Cancer Sciences serves the needs of the Divisions of Experimental Oncology, Oncologic Imaging, Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, and Surgical Oncology whereas the Specialization of Medical Physics serves the needs of the Division of Medical Physics. Not all our staff supervise graduate students. Potential graduate students should contact those investigators who state their willingness to supervise graduate students.

Cancer Sciences

Laboratory-based basic and translational research training is provided primarily through the Divisions of Experimental Oncology and Palliative Care, but this specialization also serves students in the Divisions of Oncologic Imaging, Radiation Oncology, and Surgical Oncology.

Medical Physics

Do you have a strong background in physics or engineering physics and mathematics? Are you interested in the application of physics to medicine? This graduate program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) since 2002.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Tumor Biology
  • Nutrition and Metabolism Related to Cancer
  • Directed Reading in Experimental Oncology
  • Molecular Imaging: Tracers, Targets, Techniques
  • Recent Advances in Cancer Research
  • Current Topics in Cancer Research
  • Current Topics in Cancer Research II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements

Cancer Sciences

  • Oncology welcomes applications from international and Canadian students who meet the following requirements:
  • GPA of at least 3.3/4 (B+) and a BSc or equivalent.

For international students:

Proof of English proficiency. If your earlier education was at a foreign academic institution, and that school is not recognized by the University of Alberta as having English language instruction, you will require one of the following:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 iBT (internet-based)
  • IELTS: minimum score of 7, with at least 6 in each of the four modules that include listening, academic writing, academic reading and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English Academic: minimum score of 68

International students are not required to take the GRE test. However, all international students whose applications are reviewed favourably by the admissions committee will be required to participate in a telephone or SKYPE interview with prospective supervisors before the committee reaches a final decision on acceptance.

Medical Physics

Medical Physics students must have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent, usually in Physics or Engineering, having attained a minimum GPA of B+ or 3.3/4.

For international students:

A GRE Physics subject test score is required with a minimum score of 850.

English language proficiency. If your earlier education was at a foreign academic institution, and that school is not recognized by the University of Alberta as having English language instruction, you will require one of the following:

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 600 (paper version), 250 (electronic version), 100 (internet version)
  • MELAB: minimum score of 85
  • IELTS: minimum overall band score of 7.0, with no less than a score of 6 on each band
  • CAEL: minimum overall score of 70, with no less than 60 on each subtest
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): minimum overall score of 68

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • CAD 8595 International
  • CAD 5550 National

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.