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Research at uLethbridge

Research at uLethbridge

As a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, you’ll find yourself at the centre of a student-focused environment that nurtures innovation, critical thinking and creativity. At the U of L, we are committed to helping every one of our students thrive. From aiding with financial support to one-on-one mentorship to individualized career advice, you’ll find support every step of the way.

As a student at the U of L, you are viewed as a partner and a colleague. You’ll be given opportunities to collaborate and share your unique ideas, ask questions and find answers. When you reach graduation, you will have the confidence you need to succeed in whatever you do, whether that means pursuing further education, teaching in an academic setting or establishing a professional career.

The University of Lethbridge is one of Canada's leading universities and research institutions. Our main campus in Lethbridge, Alberta, is located where the Rocky Mountains meet the Alberta Prairies, amid a living, learning laboratory. Regardless of your program, our world-class facilities will inspire you.

Create. Experience. Thrive.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed to immerse students into further investigation and research, to build and support the programs of research at the University and to enliven the undergraduate learning environment.

The PhD program is thesis-based and offered in a number of areas of study. Depending on the academic background, students may be required to take up to six courses in their area of study; the number and details of the courses are determined at the time of admission to the program.

Consequently, it is necessary for a prospective student to establish contact with a potential supervisor prior to application for admission. Prospective students seeking supervisors please visit Search Supervisors page.

Research at uLethbridge

Explore Opportunities at uLethbridge

Visit our website for upcoming webinars and information sessions including :

  • Crafting a High Quality Application Package
  • Exploring Funding Opportunities
  • I’m Accepted… Now What?
  • And more!


  • Biomolecular Science (PhD)
  • Biosystems and Biodiversity (PhD)
  • Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (PhD)
  • Earth, Space and Physical Science (PhD)
  • Education (PhD)
  • Evolution and Behaviour (PhD)
  • Neuroscience (PhD)
  • Population Studies in Health (PhD)
  • Theoretical and Computational Science (PhD)

Intake: Summer, Fall and Spring

Program Components: Coursework + Thesis

Registration Options: Full-time

Admission Requirements:

  • Hold a master's degree in a related discipline
  • Most majors: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, on a 4.00 scale, on all graded master’s-level courses
  • CSPT and Education: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, on a 4.00 scale, on all graded master’s-level courses
  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) for graduate student
  • Secure a potential supervisor
Research at uLethbridge