Choice Matters.

With graduate programs in more than 60 disciplines, the University of Lethbridge School of Graduate Studies delivers both academic quality and diversity.

Our graduate programs speak to our strengths including environmental science, performing arts, neuroscience and education. In addition, our new graduate offerings reflect relevant areas of emerging interest, including mental health and addictions counselling.

Whether you’re looking to further a professional career or want to advance research in your field, our degree options will help you meet your personal and academic goals.

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts program offers students in a wide range of disciplines the opportunity to earn a master’s degree by writing a thesis and successfully completing a limited number of courses.

Master of Counselling

As a Master of Counselling student you will experience a distance program designed to prepare you for a career as a professional counsellor or registered psychologist.

Master of Education

The Master of Education (General) and Master of Education (Educational Leadership) degree programs are intended for practicing educators.

The Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) program provides training for individuals who want to develop professional skills and attain certification in counselling psychology as a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Psychologist.

Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts degree program offers students the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in the Departments of Art, Theatre and Dramatic Arts, or New Media.

Master of Music

The Master of Music program allows graduate students to concentrate in an artistic discipline, to build a program of individual study, and to synthesize their work into a personalized artistic expression.

Master of Nursing

The Master of Nursing program has been designed to meet the needs of Alberta licensed registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses with a BN degree. Potential students may be working in a variety of roles and wish to further their education to further their employment options.

Master of Science

The Master of Science program offers students in a wide range of disciplines the opportunity to earn a master’s degree by writing a thesis and successfully completing a limited number of courses.

Master of Science in Management

The Master of Science in Management program attracts students with an interest in research, and is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Management, Business, Commerce, or related disciplines (eg. Psychology, Economics, etc.).

Doctor of Philosophy 

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program is research-oriented and offered in six multidisciplinary areas of study in the sciences including Biomolecular Science, Biosystems and Biodiversity, Earth, Space, and Physical Science, Evolution and Behaviour, Theoretical and Computational Science, and Neuroscience.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

The main purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program is to provide a theory-rich, research-focused series of study, learning, and research activities that will advance knowledge and contribute to the improvement of professional practice. Three concentrations are offered, including Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum; Formal and Distributive Leadership; and Counselling Psychology.