Application Procedure

Preparations

Applications for the Medical Physics Graduate Program are submitted online through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) online ApplyGrad Portal. Before you initiate your application, please review the admission requirements for the program. If you meet these requirements, a formal application can be made.

Documentation

A complete application will include the supporting documentation listed below. Any paper copies of the supporting documentation need to be scanned and saved in PDF format and then uploaded to the FGSR ApplyGrad Portal. Please refer to the PDF Conversion and File Naming Instructions webpage for help with PDF documents.

All Students

The following documents are required for all students applying to the Medical Physics Program.

  1. Official or certified true copies of transcripts from all institutions attended. If these transcripts were not originally issued in English, then official English translations of these documents are also required. Please refer to the document, Requirements for Acceptance of Uploaded Transcripts, for details.
  2. Full names and contact information for three referees.
  3. Referees' accessments and comments, plus any additional letters of reference. A blank reference letter form is available from FGSR.
  4. Your curriculum vitae (CV).
    A blank CV form is available from FGSR.
  5. An indication of the general field in which you wish to do graduate research.
    Please see the Medical Physics Research page for reference.  Note: you do not need to select a specific research project or identify a supervisor until the end of your 1st year.
  6. A list of research projects in which you have been involved, a description of your role in each, and a list of paper, manuscripts, and abstracts in which you are an author, or co-author.

International Students Only

In addition to the documents listed above, International Students must submit the following documentation:

  1. If your earlier education was at a foreign academic institution, and that school is not recognized by the University of Alberta as having English-language instruction, you will require proof of English language proficiency. Please submit the results of an official TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS, CAEL or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) examination.
    These results must be less than two years old.
  2. A GRE Physics subject test score.
    Your GRE score must be less than 5 years old.

Initiate the Application

All applications are submitted online. A non-refundable $100 CAD fee must be included with your application. This fee is waived if you are applying from one of the countries waived of the application fee.

  • To start the online application, visit the ApplyGrad Portal
  • Here, you must enter the search term ¨Oncology¨ in the keyword entry or find ¨Oncology¨ from the Departments list dropdown and initiate a search.
  • Don't be alarmed by the warning ¨The department cannot accept applicants to the cancer sciences graduate program unless a supervisor has been identified...¨. This warning does not apply to applicants of the Medical Physics Graduate Program.
  • Instead, click on the link, ¨Oncology Application 2016¨, found just below the Department of Oncology header.
  • On the final ¨preliminary page¨, click on the link ¨Apply¨ on the right hand side of the form.
  • After completing the login / sign in process, you can start entering the required information.

You do not have to complete the application in one session. A partially completed application can be saved for up to 21 days.

Within the ApplyGrad portal, you can only track your application's status to the point that it is submitted and paid. Once your application is submitted and paid for, you will not receive status updates until you are notified by email if your application is accepted or denied. So, it is advisable that you email the Graduate Student Advisor to confirm that your application is complete.

When your application is received, it is reviewed by the Medical Physics Admissions Committee. The process may take several weeks. Applications are reviewed and assessed on an ongoing basis, but to be considered for entrance scholarships, applications must be submitted by March 31 for September admission.

If you have any questions regarding fees, financial assistance, GRE or English language proficiency, please send inquiries to the Graduate Student Advisor by e-mail. Questions regarding the Medical Physics Graduate Program may also be directed to the Division of Medical Physics. (See the Contact page).

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