The University of Calgary offers over 55 graduate programs at the Master's and PhD levels in a wide variety of subjects spanning the arts, science, technology, health sciences, environmental design and more.
The first point of contact when considering graduate study is the graduate program in your field of study. The University of Calgary offers Master's and Doctoral training in a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs.
Which Graduate Degree is the Best Fit for You?
Professional Master's degrees are course based programs that prepare students for advancement in their profession, including business, architecture, planning, education, nursing, social work, law, medicine, geographic information systems, public policy, sustainable energy development, geoscience, and engineering. Many of these programs are available on a part-time basis.
Research degrees, both Master's and Doctoral, involve a significant research component, normally a thesis. Research degree programs are normally full time, and students are usually funded through a combination of awards, both internal scholarships and external scholarships, support from supervisors, and teaching assistantships.
We also offer collaborative programs like the Doctoral Cotutelle program. Eligible doctoral students may consider the Doctoral Cotutelle, which allows them to receive a PhD from both the University of Calgary and another international research institution.
Over 1500 international students from more than 100 countries around the world are registered at the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The variety of backgrounds provides each student with a unique perspective and contribution to the community and to the research enterprise at the University of Calgary. The collegial and friendly atmosphere in our faculty and departments will allow you to make connections that will last a lifetime.
Graduate Students from Other Universities
Graduate students at other universities are often welcome to come study or participate in research at the University of Calgary. If your university has an exchange agreement with the University of Calgary, you will need to fill out an application for exchange.
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Apply for awards and admission at the same time. Many awards have early deadlines; don't miss out.
Academic Staff - Are you interested in taking Graduate Studies courses?
See the Graduate Student Status for Academic Staff policy.