Canada has one of the highest living standards in the world and is consistently ranked in the top 10 on the UN’s Human Development Index. Being a member of both the Commonwealth and the Francophonie, a grouping of French-speaking countries, Canada offers a rich cultural heritage and many ties to its European founders. In addition to providing outstanding educational opportunities in both Eng… Read more
Canada has one of the highest living standards in the world and is consistently ranked in the top 10 on the UN’s Human Development Index. Being a member of both the Commonwealth and the Francophonie, a grouping of French-speaking countries, Canada offers a rich cultural heritage and many ties to its European founders. In addition to providing outstanding educational opportunities in both English and French, Canada is one of the most desirable places to live in the world. Canada boasts beautiful landscapes, low crime rates, clean cities, excellent health care and a tech savvy population. Despite its small population, Canada has some of the finest institutions of higher education in the world and master’s degrees from Canada are widely recognized for their high quality.
Canadians realize the importance of a good education, and this is why public education in Canada is funded by federal, provincial and local governments. Canada has one of the highest enrollment rates in the world for students who have graduated from secondary school continuing on to post-secondary education, that is, university-level education. There are plenty of Masters degrees in Canada to choose from for students from all over the world, creating a diverse educational environment.
Although Canada has several types of higher education institutes, only universities offer masters degree programs. Hundreds of master’s programs are available, from the arts to engineering to MBAs. General requirements for students applying for a masters degree program include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, reference letters, a written application regarding the student’s interest in the degree program, and a standardized test such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). International students who are not native English speakers may also need to take the TOEFL.
Tuition is very low for Canadian citizens. For international students, tuition varies widely depending upon the school and program, from a low of around $2,000 per year up to about $35,000 per year at the high end. Schools in the smaller provinces (e.g., Newfoundland) are generally less expensive than schools in the larger provinces (e.g., British Columbia). Individual institutions award scholarships to international students who have demonstrated high academic achievement; interested students should apply directly to the specific institution and Masters Program they want to attend.
The length of a masters degree in Canada depends upon the university, the academic discipline, and whether the student attends full time or part time. Programs range from one to two years and usually include a mixture of coursework and research. Some programs require a full thesis, while others require a project or even an internship.
Canada loves international students, as demonstrated by the more than 200,000 of them studying there! In addition to providing a bi-lingual, multi-cultural environment with great winter sports, Canadian schools provide excellent value for all students, with relatively low tuition rates and high quality schools – four universities in the 2012 Shanghai World University Rankings top 100 and five MBA schools in the 2012 Financial Times Rankings top 100. Graduates of programs will find many opportunities to work in Canada whether or not they are Canadian residents. Major Canadian industries include banking, petroleum, forestry, fishing, agriculture and aerospace.
Canadian universities offer masters degrees in just about everything you can imagine.
Take the next step toward your future education by browsing the different masters degrees below. Once you’ve found a program that’s right for you, contact the specific university if you have additional questions.
The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions
This course is structured in a manner that the learner will receive dual certification, Postgraduate Extended Diploma in International Business Management, awarded by Cambridg ... +
The Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (MEng NAME) is an interdisciplinary, industry-focused program that trains students in the design and c ... +
The Master of Digital Media program is an internationally recognized, research-informed, and industry relevant professional master.
The McGill Master of Management in Finance (MMF) degree is a pre-experience, twelve-month specialized program in finance. The MMF program prepares students for a career in fin ... +
The master's degree in computer science helps to develop advanced skills in cutting-edge computer science sectors. In particular, the program deepens its knowledge in order to ... +
Understand the role of finance in business. This full-time, 16-month SFU Beedie MSc Finance program is based in downtown Vancouver. It teaches you the fundamentals of finance, ... +
The Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) is the only English-speaking master’s program of its kind in Canada. It is both academic and professional from the integration of museologi ... +
Our graduate program in Electrical and Computer Engineering provides you with comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in areas such as Advanced mathematics and stochastic proc ... +
The Master of Theology (ThM) degree is an individually-focused research degree for candidates to prepare for admission to a doctoral program or advanced ministry. A bachelor's ... +
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Sustainable Process Engineering is a professional degree for engineers who want to develop and commercialize products and process ... +
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems is a professional degree for systems thinkers who want to address complex infrastructure challenges.
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in High Performance Buildings is designed for engineers and architects who want to make a difference in the building sector.
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Dependable Software Systems is designed for software engineers who want to explore the principles and techniques for maintaining ... +
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering is designed for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to make their sustainable vision ... +