University of Alberta - Master's Degree

University of Alberta (UofA), located in Edmonton, Canada, is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. UofA offers almost 400 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses.

  • Average Tution CAD 9,740
  • Acceptance Rate 82%
  • Students 39,312

School Description

University of Alberta was founded by two ambitious men: Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first Premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, a McGill University professor who became the University of Alberta’s first president. The University Act was passed in 1906 by the new government of Alberta and this paved the way for the official opening of the University in 1908.

The University saw many challenging times with the First World War; the influenza epidemic; the Great Depression, the Second World War and most recently it was affected by the series of cutbacks introduced by the Government of Alberta. The University nonetheless persevered through this all and today, it boasts twenty-one faculties; sixty-four departments; over 3,200 academic staff and over 36,000 students, a fourth of which represent 130 countries from around the world.

Master Programs

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Agriculture

    CAD 9,535 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Anaesthetics

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Anthropology

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Biology

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Biomedical Engineering

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Business Administration

    CAD 9,535 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Canadian studies

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Chemical Engineering

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Childhood Education

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Classics

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Communication

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Computer Engineering

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Computer Science

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Design

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Drama

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Education

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Environmental Studies

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Film Studies

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Fine Arts

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Gender Studies

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Gynecology and obstetrics

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of women, especially those affecting the reproductive system, and the comprehensive care and treatment of women before, during and after childbirth. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Languages

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Law

    CAD 9,535 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Library and Information Science

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to develop, organize, store, retrieve, administer, and facilitate the use of local, remote, and networked collections of information in print, audiovisual, and electronic formats and that prepares individuals for professional service as librarians and information consultants.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Mechanical Engineering

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Medicine

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Microbiology

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the isolation and identification of microbial agents that cause infectious disease, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Music

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Neuroscience

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Nursing

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Occupational Therapy

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to assist patients limited by physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental, developmental, and learning disabilities, as well as adverse environmental conditions, to maximize their independence and maintain optimum health through a planned mix of acquired skills, performance motivation, environmental adaptations, assistive technologies, and physical agents. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, patient assessment and evaluation, standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, special education, vocational counseling, health education and promotion, and professional standards and ethics.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Ophthalmology

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the diagnosis, prevention treatment of ophthalmic diseases and disorders, and ocular pathology procedures. Includes instruction in eye surgery. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Pediatrics

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the comprehensive care and treatment of all aspects of human growth and development from conception through fetal life, infancy, childhood and adolescence, including preventive and therapeutic regimes. Includes instruction in behavioral aspects of illness, related family and community medicine issues, and emergency and critical care procedures. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Pharmacy

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medications in consultation with prescribing physicians and other health care professionals, and for managing pharmacy practices and counseling patients. Includes instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Philosophy

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Physical Education

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Physical Therapy

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to alleviate physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Includes instruction in functional anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, analysis of dysfunction, movement dynamics, physical growth process, management of musculoskeletal disorders, clinical evaluation and measurement, client assessment and supervision, care plan development and documentation, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Political Science

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Psychology

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Public Health

    CAD 9,535 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Radiology

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Religion

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Sociology

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Statistics

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • University of Alberta
    116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

    Surgery

    CAD 9,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and surgical nurses, to maintain, monitor, and enforce the sterile field and adherence to aseptic technique by preoperative, surgical team, and postoperative personnel. Includes instruction in instrument and equipment sterilization and handling, surgical supplies management, wound exposure and closure, surgical computer and robot operation and monitoring, maintenance of hemostasis, and patient and team scrubbing.

See more programs

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking N/A
  • Times World University Rankings 107
  • QS Rankings (Global) 90
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 101

Facts

  • Minimum GPA 3.40
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 92
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00

Accreditations

    School Locations

    Other Information

    Established in 1908

    Other

    University of Alberta’s official colours, green and gold were chosen as they represent the natural beauty of the province of Alberta. “The green represents the wide stretches of prairie land flanked by deep spruce forests and is symbolic of hope and optimism and the gold represents the golden harvest fields and is symbolic of the light of knowledge.”

    Explore Careers of Alumni

    Where they work

      What do they do

        The Location

        116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

        Popular venues

          Social Media Feed

          In the Blog

          Ratings & Reviews

          3.0
          • 3.0
            Academic Quality
          • 3.0
            Student Life
          • 3.0
            Campus Facilities

          There are no ratings for University of Alberta yet,
          be the first one to rate it.

          • N
            1986-1990, M.Sc.

            Fond memories & a good base

            The Univ. of Alberta is where I began my liberal education so to speak. It was the first time I got to take a class of my choice that was unrelated to my major (Classical Greek mythology was the class I took as a Masters' student in microbiology) and where I learned first to work (and play) with computers), the darkroom (mostly obsolete now) and to write a thesis. After an initial false start, it was also the place where I found my first mentors with whom I"m still in touch - well at least one of them. While I'm not sure it's a long term destination for me (winters still too cold and I think I need more cultural diversity) It played a vital and early plan in my academic life and I owe it a great debt of gradtitude. Oh and beautiful medical library.

          • 1997-1998, PhD

            Geosciences

            Joe Toth was one of the most inspiring scientist and human being in my life.