Admission Requirements

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research sets a minimum academic standard for admission for both Canadian and international applicants.

However, some departments may have additional or higher admission qualifications.Always visit the program/department website or contact the department directly for program specific admission requirements.

Master's Programs

  Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.

An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Doctoral Programs

 

Applicants are normally required to have completed a master’s degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.

An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.


Degrees from outside Canada & English Language Proficiency

 

Minimum Requirement

Since degrees vary greatly from institution to institution and country to country, the U of A will examine course content to establish equivalencies to a U of A baccalaureate degree.

See minimum academic requirements from other countries

English Language Proficiency

English is the primary language of instruction at the U of A and all applicants must be proficient in English.

Applicants with degrees/qualifications in a language other than English need to demonstrate English Language Proficiency by completing an approved English Language exam.


Additional Requirements

 

Some departments have additional requirements, such as:

  • statement of research interests
  • previous work experience in the field
  • educational tests such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Miller Analogies Test

Contact the department directly to find out if there are any additional requirements.


For more information, see the Graduate Program Manual--Section 5: Admissions