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¿Qué aprenderé?

Students are required to complete research leading to a thesis, a minimum of ★6 in graded coursework, a seminar component, one term of graduate teaching, 8 hours of ethics activities, and 8 hours of professional development activities.


Registration in 900-level THES. Students must present their thesis research to the Department in the form of a public seminar within two weeks prior to the date of the thesis defence. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to present annual progress reports to their supervisory committee.

Coursework and Seminar Component:

Individual programs will be developed by agreement between the student and the supervisor/supervisory committee.

Two ★3 graded courses.

Students typically register in GENET 500 and GENET 510.

In special cases, students may opt out of one of these courses on recommendation of their supervisory committee, however, the substituted course must be at the 400-level or higher.

All students must register in at least ★3 graded courses in their first year.

Students must register in GENET 601 and GENET 605 each term these courses are offered during the student's guaranteed funding.

Project courses or individual study courses may not be included in the minimum requirements, but may be taken for credit in addition to the minimal graded requirement on the recommendation of the supervisory committee with approval of the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies).

Generally, coursework should be completed in the first year of the program.


Hold a 0.5 (6 hour per week) graduate teaching assistantship for one semester.


Complete 8 hours of approved ethics activities.

Ethics hours are approved by the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies).

Professional Development:

Complete 8 hours of approved professional development (PD) activities.

PD hours are approved by the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies) but cannot include any activity for which the student has previously received credit, cannot be required for the student's thesis research, cannot be required training, and cannot reasonably be an expected part of the students graduate program.

Residence Requirement:

Candidates for the master's degree must complete a minimum of two (four-month) terms in full-time residence at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program:

The time required to complete the MSc degree will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken; however, a minimum of two years is normally required.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Science

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$8.700,00 (US$ 6.754) por año

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado September 2022

Fecha de inicio

Esperado Enero 2023


Faculty of Science

1-001 CCIS,

University of Alberta,


Alberta (AB),

T6G 2E9, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

The Faculty's minimum admission requirements for the master's thesis and course-based programs are a four year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, in physical education, kinesiology, recreation or another related degree, with a minimum admission grade point average of 3.0 on most 4.0 grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on the most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent).

Para estudiantes internacionales

The Department's minimum admission requirements are a 4-year undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.3 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution.

English language requirement:

  • A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 100 overall with a score of at least 22 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based)
  • Academic IELTS: 6.5, with at least 6.0 on each test band;
  • CAEL: overall 70 with at least 60 on each subtest;
  • PTE Academic: 61 with a minimum band score of 60.

The Department application deadline for January 2022 is September 1, 2021.


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