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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with Specialization in Ecology (Biological Sciences)



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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.

At least one ?3 course must be in a graded seminar or discussion-oriented course.

Enrollment in BIOL 603 is recommended.

Students are encouraged to complete these requirements in their first two years.

Students are encouraged to register in BIOL 631 in their first two years and to register and/or participate in BIOL 631 in subsequent years.

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.

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Faculty of Science

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Toàn thời gian (3 năm)

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CAD$8,874.00 (147,900,000 đ) một năm
Given fees may be subject to change in future

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Ngày bắt đầu

5 Tháng Chín 2023, 8 Tháng Một 2024

Địa điểm

Faculty of Science

1-001 CCIS,

University of Alberta,


Alberta (AB),

T6G 2E9, Canada

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Dành cho sinh viên đến từ Mỹ

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.

Dành cho sinh viên quốc tế

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 2023 is September 1.


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