Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • N/A
  • Tuition Fee
    12695 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    5593 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
The Cardiovascular & Respiratory Sciences graduate program consist of affiliations with multidisciplinary research groups and institutes. Graduate students supervision leading to advanced degrees is offered by the Cardiovascular Group, the Smooth Muscle Research Group (both part of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta), and the Airways Inflammation Research Group.


Students have the opportunities to study in multidisciplinary environments where research groups share adjacent laboratory space. The multidisciplinary scheme has proven to facilitate the development of individual research programs, especially with respect to collaborations involving different techniques and model systems. Students are encouraged to take advantage of such collaborations to enhance the scope and quality of their dissertation research.

Programme Structure

The Department of Cardiovascular/Respiratory Sciences focuses on providing a training experience that is based on research excellence and quality. Many of our graduates have the skills and abilities to succeed in further academic training, research, technical and professional positions in academic and non-academic settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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).

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    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

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must fulfil the following requirements:

1. A four-year baccalaureate degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized institutionYou must have a minimum grade point average equivalent to 3.0 on a 4.0 point system over the past two years of full-time study. Some graduate programs require a higher grade point average for admission. The degree must include appropriate course content for the graduate program applied for and adequate senior level courses to ensure preparation for graduate work. Any previous graduate work is also considered.

If you received your degree from a university outside Canada, please refer to the country specific degree requirements.

2. English Language ProficiencyIf your primary language is not English you will be required to fulfil the English language proficiency requirement. This may be proven with your scores from an IELTS or TOEFL (internet/written) or if the applicant has successfully completed the Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program (for the latter option, please confirm with the Graduate Program Administrator).

3. Endorsement from the Head of the Graduate ProgramIt is the responsibility of the department or graduate program to ensure that you are, in all relevant respects, acceptable to the program and that your proposed program is aligned with the availability of resources for adequate supervision and research, with departmental research objectives, and with program balance, as appropriate.

There is no general right of admission to graduate programs. Each graduate program determines whether to recommend the admission of a particular applicant to the Faculty of Graduate Studies based on departmental considerations.

4. Program Specific Requirements

a) A minimum admission grade point average over the last two years (minimum 60 units or 10 full-course equivalents) of 3.30 ("B+") on a four-point scale or equivalent.

b) Applicants will have completed a four year Bachelor of Science degree, or its equivalent.

c) Applicants to the MSc program are required to submit two reference letters and two corresponding reference forms. Applicants to the doctoral program are required to submit three reference letters, and three corresponding reference forms. References must follow the reference guidelines posted on the MDCV program’s website for prospective students.

Tuition Fee

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    12695 USD/year
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    5593 USD/year
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1,224 - 1,300 /month
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