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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - [UOFA], EDMONTON, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers an MSc in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the degrees are:
    • Master of Science (MSc)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • The minimum requirement for an MSc is 6 credit hours of graduate-level coursework.
  • Students must also complete and successfully defend a thesis.
  • The minimum period of residence is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.
  • The pharmaceutical sciences division traditionally has encompassed a wide range of disciplines each focused on aspects of discovery and development of new or already existing drug entities. 
  • The area of Specialization for this program are:
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Pharmacy Practice 
  • The research areas of the program are Cardiovascular, Drug Delivery, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacology and Toxicology.
  • The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers financial support in the form of graduate assistantships, scholarships, and awards.
  • Students are encouraged to apply for campus-wide scholarships and scholarships from other agencies, such as CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, AIHS, etc. 
  • The mission of the department is to provide pharmacy and graduate education designed to meet societal needs for safe and effective use of medications and to cultivate research and pharmacy practice.
  • Job opportunities for MSc in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are Research and Development, Sales and Marketing, etc and the average salary goes up to 47,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 12,670 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jun 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta
Program Urlhttps://www.ualberta.ca/pharmacy/programs/graduate/prospective-student

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a four-year undergraduate degree or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta.
  • The cumulative weighted average GPA of 3.0/4.0 [B Grade] is required.
  • Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants, whose first language is not English.
  • The submission of GRE scores is not required for this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Students will need to submit school results for Class XI showing a competitive average and course registration for Class XII, or Class XII mid-year results.
  • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools need to present a 75%+ score on their final Class XII exams.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and awards, publications, relevant work, and volunteer experience.
  • Official Transcripts: Students have to submit a copy of their original official transcripts.
  • Reference letters: Students will choose letter writers that will be able to comment on their academic record as well as other experiences or relevant skill sets. 
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jun 01

Winter
Oct 01


Scores Required

88 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

59 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$5459$5459
Health and wellness$420$420
Other fees$456$456
Total fees$6335$6335

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #51/ 500

Pharmacy [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
    • Visa to study or work in the country.
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

Work Study

Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.


Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Research and Development
  • Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Academia
  • Hospital / Clinical / Community Pharmacy
  • Other Career Paths for Pharm



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