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Students are required to complete research leading to a thesis, a minimum of ★6 in graded coursework, a seminar component, a candidacy exam, 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 either on the same day, or the day before, 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 are encouraged to complete these requirements in their first two years.

Students will register in BOT 600 during each of the first two years of their program. Continued participation in BOT 600 in subsequent years is recommended.

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.

Candidacy Exam:

Students are required to complete a written and oral candidacy exam by the end of their third year.


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 PhD degree must complete a minimum of two academic years (equivalent to four terms) in full-time residence at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program:

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

The maximum time to complete the PhD program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Science

Opções de estudo

Período integral (3 anos)

CAD$8.700,00 (R$ 36.639) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Prazo para inscrição

1 September 2021

Data de início

5 Janeiro 2022


Faculty of Science

1-001 CCIS,

University of Alberta,


Alberta (AB),

T6G 2E9, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

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. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Total score of 90 with a score of at least 21 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based) or equivalent; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5, with at least 5.5 on each test band; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall 70 with at least 60 on each subtest; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - 61 with a minimum band score of 60.

Para estudantes internacionais

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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