Graduate Studies Viewbook

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GRADUATE STUDIES VIEWBOOK Campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary



11 Canada Research Chairs

More than 100 countries represented on campus

1 of 4 Comprehensive Academic and Research Universities in the province of Alberta

4 members of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

7 Royal Society Fellows

As a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, you will create, experience and thrive in a supportive, student-centred environment that nurtures innovation, critical thinking and creativity. The first time you set foot on campus, you’ll see we offer something unique. With our main Lethbridge campus surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty and our Calgary campus located in the city’s bustling downtown core, we are large enough to offer world-class research, teaching and facilities, yet small enough to provide a personal graduate experience. As a graduate student at uLethbridge, you will work with world-renowned faculty members to advance knowledge in a highly collaborative and transdisciplinary environment rooted in liberal education. With more than 8,900 students from more than 100 countries, you will be part of a vibrant community of inspiring minds. You will be able to tailor your learning path through career-relevant programming and flexibility in your research projects.

You will explore and excel in a supportive environment, characterized by generous student funding and exceptional opportunities for professional development and experiential learning. When you graduate, you will have the confidence, skills and credentials to reach your personal and professional goals.

Oki. Welcome to Sacred Buffalo Stone Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Aboriginal peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community.


ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE At uLethbridge, we are committed to understanding the interactions between disciplines, shining new light on problems and possibilities and enabling positive change. We empower our graduate students to create new knowledge, and to advance the boundaries of scholarship, research and creative activity.

Respected around the globe as a comprehensive, research-intensive university, uLethbridge is home to Canada’s most advanced facility for science research and education, 16 research centres and institutes from across disciplines, and 44 Research Chairs who are leading the way in the investigative journey. As a graduate student at uLethbridge, you will work alongside world-renowned faculty members in a smaller, more personalized university setting. You’ll learn new ways of looking at the world beyond your discipline; grow your ability to connect and integrate knowledge across subjects; hone collaboration, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; and contribute to community locally and worldwide. In a recent survey, more than 70 per cent of uLethbridge students in a thesis-based program presented at conferences or meetings in their field of research, while more than 65 per cent of our doctoral students co-authored papers in refereed journals.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) awarded more than $745 thousand Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awarded over $3.4 million


uLethbridge consistently punches above its weight for research funding

At uLethbridge, undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows collaborate with leading researchers, like Board of Governors Research Chair Dr. Stacey Wetmore (photo, left), to find innovative solutions to today’s problems. Dr. Wetmore, a 2018 recipient of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Fellowship, looks at how DNA is damaged and repaired in cells. More than 100 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students have conducted research in her lab.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) awarded over $1 million



Students are the focus of everything we do at uLethbridge. We foster an inspirational learning community where you can create, inquire and discover while growing personally, academically and professionally. As a graduate student at uLethbridge, you’ll be part of a vibrant and active community of scholars. Here, you will be viewed as a junior partner and colleague. With more than 600 graduate students, our size and approach give you an advantage as you network and learn from experts across all fields. In a collaborative environment between faculty and students, you’ll have flexibility in your learning paths and research activities, as well as opportunities to mentor undergraduate students. With colleagues and professors from around the world, you’ll share in intellectual debate and dialogue, both in and out of the classroom, in a culture that respects differing opinions, forming new insights and celebrating each other’s successes.

As a Master of Arts student focusing on 17th-Century Restoration English Comedy, Cole Dempsey (photo, left) worked closely with history professor Dr. Janay Nugent (photo, right). “Opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration and working one-on-one with students are particular strengths of graduate studies at uLethbridge,” says Dr. Nugent.


PROGRAMS THAT PUT YOU TO WORK uLethbridge continuously develops and offers a range of innovative, unique and careerrelevant graduate programs in existing and emerging disciplines to meet the needs of students, the economy and society.


At uLethbridge, you can choose from a variety of programs that range from working one-on-one with a professor to learning through cohort classes or online. Some programs also offer part-time or weekend courses, and some are available on the Calgary Campus. Master of Education - General, Educational Leadership or Counselling Psychology: Study the critical challenges facing education and shape how people teach, learn and lead in schools. The MEd (Educational Leadership) is offered in a blended delivery with online and face-to-face courses.

“With uLethbridge’s flexible programing that blends in-person and online learning, I am able to be both a full-time teacher and full-time student simultaneously. My mentors, cohort members and supervisors are available to meet faceto-face or through online channels, and I find this makes it so much easier to pursue studies while working.� Aaron Fitchett Master of Education student

Master of Counselling: Prepare for a career as a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Psychologist. The 12-course distance program is a blend of online courses and face-to-face learning. Master of Nursing: Adult learners in the nursing profession continue life-long learning, gain additional credential and become leaders in nursing practice, education and research. Options to complete a thesis or project in this blended delivery program are available.

Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health Psychotherapy: Prepare for a career in psychotherapy with an emphasis on addiction and mental health. This part-time, blended delivery program provides training on the knowledge and skills needed to provide psychotherapy and is appropriate for students seeking careers in psychotherapy and counselling. Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Study of Addiction: Gain an in-depth study of addictive processes and disorders. This part-time, online program provides study of the latest research in addiction and is appropriate for a diverse range of individuals in health and social services, program developers, policymakers or researchers.


“Going on exchange to Portugal was absolutely amazing. The experience really showed me how different areas of science need to work together and the impact of collaboration. Moreover, the funding I received enabled me to focus and excel in my academics while taking part in life-changing opportunities around the world.” Katie Wilson (BSc ’13, PhD ’19)

When two-time uLethbridge alumna Dr. Katie Wilson (BSc ’13, PhD ’19) crossed the stage at the 2019 Convocation, she received both the Governor General Gold Medal and the Medal of Merit for the PhD program. A Vanier Scholar, she also studied in Portugal in addition to attending conferences in Chile, Hawaii and across Canada to present her research. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Australian National University. Her long-term goal is to establish her own research group and inspire the next generation of budding scientists.



At uLethbridge, we provide an opportunity-rich, immersive learning environment where students are supported at every stage of their academic journey. We prepare our graduate students with experiential learning opportunities and the skill sets necessary to solve the complex problems of today and the future. As an official record of your curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular experiential learning, the new uLethbridge Student Experience Transcript (SET) Project will supplement your academic transcript and help reflect your complete university experience. Expand your skills, experience and network by taking part in volunteer or international experiences, practicum placements, athletics,

workshops, research or leadership roles with the Graduate Students’ Association as well professional development opportunities such as the THRIVE Professional Skills Program for Graduate Students, Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) Competition, Images of Research Competition, Co-operative Education and Internships and the Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development program (More details about these on the next page).

uLethbridge’s Student Experience Transcript will give our graduate students a unique competitive edge


Professional Development Through professional development opportunities, you will publish papers, network with leading researchers, attend off-campus conferences and develop skill sets to prepare you for academic and professional career success. THRIVE Professional Skills Program for Graduate Students

Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program

THRIVE provides optional opportunities for you to develop competencies across the graduate student lifecycle that complement program curriculum. These competencies include developing teaching, research, career, personal and professional skills. THRIVE not only provides you with skills to be successful in graduate programs, it’ll help you develop transferable skills and gain a competitive advantage, increase professional employability, find success in your career, and ultimately contribute to your community and society.

The Graduate Assistant Teaching Development Program provides an opportunity for professional development in critical teaching skills, equipping graduate students to carry out their teaching duties effectively and prepare them to lead, teach and train others. Graduate students who have participated in these sessions receive formal recognition of participation in this academic professional development program, which can be a valuable addition to a graduate student’s curriculum vitae when applying for academic positions, doctoral programs, post-doctoral placements or careers outside of academia.

Co-operative Education/ Internship Option Co-operative Education is available to students for the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Science in Management (MSc (Mgt)) programs within the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Dhillon School of Business. Co-operative education is an educational model that formally integrates academic study at the master’s level with relevant, paid work experience in appropriate employment fields such as government, institutions and industry. You, the University and your employer are in partnership to ensure an enriching experience toward your professional development.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland that challenges graduate students to present a compelling condensation of their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. uLethbridge graduate students participate in this each year.

uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer arts and science co-op work experiences for every major at the master’s level.


Images of Research The Images of Research competition is a unique opportunity for graduate students to display their research, scholarly and artistic work. The aim of the competition is to provide graduate students with an artistic alternative to highlight their work, as a way to celebrate our diverse research. Check out first, second and third placed Images of Research 2019 below.

First Place - Christina Nord PhD student (Evolution and Behaviour)

Who are you? Pictured is a mother vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) Laura and two of her offspring, two-and-a-half year old Loki and an infant born a few moths before. Laura and Loki met me the year before, during my first field season in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, researching social learning in wild vervets in order to better understand how and why humans and non-human primates differ in their abilities to learn from conspecifics.This image was taken during my second field season to remind myself that although I was there to research how these monkeys learn to navigate their natural (undisturbed by humans) environment, I must also remember that they are learning to navigate us, the researchers, as well. While Laura and Loki knew me from my first field season, the infant did not, and was quite skeptical of my presence despite the laissez-faire attitude of his family.

(left-right) Second Place Jade Cooley PhD student (Earth, Space, and Physical Science)

Third Place Amanda Carpenter MSc student (Biological Sciences) For full details visit,


shine new light

Justin Vigar | Master of Science student Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute 13

uLethbridge is home to centres and institutes that unite leading researchers from across disciplines to address issues affecting the world and beyond. The Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) is a consortium of the universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gambling in the province. The Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI) is dedicated to RNA research and training excellence in one of the fastest growing fields in the life sciences. ARRTI’s research has implications for everything from disease control to biotechnology and our understanding of evolution. The Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre (ATIC) focuses on remote sensing and imaging spectroscopy, applying its research to monitoring natural resources and the environment. The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) provides a unique interactive environment for behavioural neuroscience research in Canada. The CCBN’s principal investigators, along with their students, study normal brain processes and processes affecting recovery from brain disorders, disease and injury. The Canadian Centre of Research in Advanced Fluorine Technologies (C-CRAFT) is the first Canadian centre to focus on fluorine research, uniting an international team with a wide range of expertise in fluorine chemistry. The Centre for Culture and Community (CCC) facilitates the study of communities and their cultures, models community in its own practice, fosters interchange between academic and nonacademic communities, and promotes academic and public interest in cultural and communitybased research, creative activity and education. The Centre for Oral History and Tradition (COHT) seeks to further excellence in the practice of oral history in an academic milieu and in the southern Alberta community at large. The Centre for Socially Responsible Marketing (CSRM) aims to educate students and empower non-profit personnel in areas of social marketing, sustainability and social responsibility, and non-profit marketing and management.

The Centre for the Study of Scholarly Communications conducts research in library and information science, research communication, publishing and knowledge mobilization; provides students and faculty with instruction and experience in developing best practice in research communication; and contributes to cross-disciplinary collaboration and research in terms of research communication. The Health Services Quality Institute (HSQI) seeks to transform the design, delivery and management of health services quality in Canada through research and education in partnership with key stakeholders. The Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS) is a multidisciplinary research institute committed to examining what children and youth mean as social, demographic, artistic, legal and existential categories. I-CYS fosters conversation and collaboration to create links between scholars, practitioners and community members to promote innovative, cross-disciplinary research about young people. The Institute for Space Imaging Science (ISIS) explores our relationship with our planet and our place in the universe using space imaging technology. This innovative approach allows us to see space and the cosmos in new ways, and to discover answers to questions that push the boundaries of human understanding. The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy excels at research about the changing human population and its potential impacts on social and economic issues, communicating its findings widely. The Institute collaborates with Canadian and international researchers to address some of society’s most difficult challenges. The Small Business Institute (SBI) investigates issues related to small businesses and helps connect researchers and the business community. The Southern Alberta Genome Sciences Centre (SAGSC) combines multiple omics technologies, including next generation sequencing platforms, NMR facilities and a bioinformatics core facility. SAGSC facilitates the generation and analysis of omics data for uLethbridge researchers, external academic and industry partners, and provides bioinformatics training opportunities for uLethbridge students. The Water Institute for Sustainable Environments (WISE) analyzes water resources, including natural science analyses of watersheds, and water quantity and quality, while also considering aspects such as water policy and economics.


Canada’s most advanced facility for science research & Education Science Commons, the new science and academic building at the University of Lethbridge, is now open. Here, you will work alongside faculty members and students from across disciplines as you tackle society’s most perplexing issues together. Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre; the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience; Canadian Centre for Research in Advanced Fluorine Technologies; Institute for Space Imaging Science and the Southern Alberta Genome Sciences Centre.

With open and flexible lab spaces, astronomers, biochemists, biological scientists, chemists, neuroscientists, physicists and psychologists will collaborate like never before, examining questions from different perspectives, shining new light on problems and possibilities, and discovering innovative solutions. Science Commons is home to leading research centres and institutes recognized around the globe, including the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute; the


As a uLethbridge graduate student, you’ll work in state-of-the-art spaces. Your learning and your research will be supported by the tools, equipment and resources to help you thrive. With the help of faculty researchers, entrepreneurs and industry mentors, you’ll be able to take your ideas and turn them into productive businesses. This amazing facility — the most advanced facility for science research and education in Canada — is where discoveries of the future will take place, and as a ulethbridge graduate student, you will be central to making them happen.


Our City

Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary’s International Airport and a short drive to the United States border.


With the mountains in our backyard, there are amazing hiking, biking and skiing opportunities all year long.





A bustling urban centre with breathing room We live where the Rocky Mountains meet the Alberta Prairies, an area surrounded by big skies, vast plains, rolling river valleys and a view of snow-topped mountain peaks. Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. With both a university and a college, we are an educational hub. Culturally vibrant with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar, we boast a stunning backdrop (the High Level Bridge and the Oldman River), four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta’s big sky.

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There is plenty to do both on campus and off. Listen to a band; go for coffee; check out festival square; take in a game or a concert; go to a play; sing at an open mic night or go to a comedy show. Lethbridge offers something for everyone.

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Your gateway to adventure

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Our Region



OUR FACILITIES Regardless of your program, uLethbridge’s world-class facilities will inspire you. The Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building puts researchers and their students at the centre of southern Alberta’s living and learning laboratory where they study critical water and environmental issues like climate change. The Centre for Financial Market Research and Teaching is the best-equipped academic trading room in Western Canada. Located on both the Lethbridge and Calgary campuses, it provides direct connections to global financial markets and provides students experience in derivatives and equities trading and commodity-risk management. At the University Centre for the Arts you can enjoy interesting shows, art exhibitions, theatre productions and musical performances all year long. The Simulation Health Centre provides nursing students with exceptional hands-on learning experiences. The lifelike mannequins simulate birth, have heart attacks and even respond to medication, enabling students to practise their skills and critical decision-making in a safe and interactive way.

Studio One (a world-class recording studio), new Pro Tools Editing Suite, Digital Cinema Suites (professional editing and finishing rooms), individual art studios for senior students, and University Recital Hall (acoustically-tuned performance space) are just a few of the extraordinary fine arts learning spaces. The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery houses one of the most significant art collections in Canada, made up of more than 16,000 works. Through exhibitions, events, public programs at the Hess Gallery, satellite and online galleries, the ULAG collection is an important teaching and research tool. The University Library houses approximately one million holdings. In addition to providing you with resources to help with your projects, assignments and research, the library boasts some of the best study spaces on campus: a nearby Starbucks and a spectacular view. With a climbing wall, fitness centre, triple gymnasium and an indoor 200-metre track, the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness is your place to stay fit and have fun!​


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“I chose the uLethbridge-Calgary Campus because of the flexibility of my program, and the availability of expert researchers and instructors to guide me through my research. What I appreciate the most about the program is the hands-on approach of the instructors. This program has prepared me for my future career aspirations by providing me with the understanding of how human resources management works.” Seun Ajijala Master of Science in Management student Calgary Campus

Steps from the City Hall C-Train station, our Calgary Campus offers programming to further your career and the flexibility to work with your busy schedule. Master of Health Services Management and Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management: Healthcare practitioners and entry-level managers gain the interdisciplinary knowledge and experience needed to become effective managers in the Canadian health-care system and move into more senior positions. Both programs are offered through the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Dhillon School of Business on the Calgary Campus.

The Master of Science in Management (MSc (Mgt)) degree meets a growing need in graduate management education. Unlike a traditional MBA that offers education in functional knowledge and skills, our MSc (Mgt) program focuses on developing competence in research with majors in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources & Labour Relations, International Management, Marketing, and Policy & Strategy.

The Master of Health Services Management is delivered in a compressed format using a combination of blended learning techniques, distance delivery and residential (face-to-face) sessions. The delivery model allows students to attend graduate school while continuing to work. This is a particularly important feature for students who must maintain practice credentials.

This research-intensive program provides students with knowledge and hands-on experience to conduct rigorous and scholarly investigation into business or management issues within the student’s major. The MSc (Mgt) program will develop scholars who acquire a solid understanding of the research paths in their discipline, become skilled in the research process, and contribute knowledge to management scholarship. Our graduates are prepared to enter and succeed in high-quality doctoral programs or to pursue careers where research skills and scholarly knowledge are valued. Offered through the Dhillon School of Business, the Master of Science (Management) is offered on both the Calgary Campus and the Lethbridge Campus.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (GCHSM) is available for students who wish to increase their knowledge level but may be unable to, or are cautious about, committing to a full master’s degree. The GCHSM is a cohort-based, part-time program, delivered in a compressed, weekend format using a combination of blended learning techniques, distance delivery and residential (face-to-face) sessions.


GRADUATE Degrees and Programs Whether you’d like to further your career or want to advance research in your field, our degree options will help you meet your personal, professional and academic goals. Master of Arts1

Master of Counselling2

Agricultural Studies

Applied Psychology


Specialization: Counselling Psychology


Master of Education2

Art Canadian Studies

Counselling Psychology

Cultural Resource Management

Educational Leadership

Cultural, Social & Political Thought


Dramatic Arts Economics

Master of Fine Arts3




New Media


Theatre & Dramatic Arts

French/German French/Spanish

Master of Music3

Geography German

Master of Nursing4


Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Study of Addiction4

Individualized Multidisciplinary Kinesiology Music

Graduate Diploma in Addictions and Mental Health Psychotherapy4

Native American Studies New Media

Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management8

Philosophy Political Science

(Calgary Campus only)

Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Urban and Regional Studies Women and Gender Studies 23


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Offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Fine Arts Offered in the Faculty of Education Offered in the Faculty of Fine Arts Offered in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Master of Science5

Doctor of Philosophy

Addictions Counselling

Major: Biomolecular Science 7

Agricultural Biotechnology

Concentrations: Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Molecular and cellular biology; Molecular genetics and development; Structural biology

Agricultural Studies Archaeology

Major: Biosystems & Biodiversity 7

Biochemistry Biological Sciences

Concentrations: Biogeography; Ecology; Environmental science; Evolutionary biology; Global change; Physiology; Resource ecology; Systematics; Water resource policy and management

Chemistry Computer Science Computer Science &

Major: Cultural, Social & Political Thought 7

Geographical Information Science

Major: Earth, Space and Physical Science 7

Environmental Science Exercise Science

Concentrations: Astrophysics; Biophysics; Climate change; Condensed and soft matter; Earth systems; Geomatics; Geophysics; Inorganic chemistry; Materials science; Nanoscience; Organic chemistry; Organometallic chemistry; Physical chemistry; Remote sensing; Spectroscopy; Water and environmental science

Geography Health Sciences Individualized Multidisciplinary

Major: Education 2

Kinesiology Mathematics

Concentrations: Counselling psychology; Formal and distributive leadership; Learning, teaching and curriculum

Neuroscience Nursing

Major: Evolution & Behaviour 7

Physics Psychology

Concentrations: Animal behaviour; Behavioural ecology; Ethology and comparative psychology; Evolution and cognition; Evolutionary ecology; Evolutionary psychology; Language development; Sexuality

Remote Sensing

Master of Science6 (Management)

Major: Neuroscience 7 Concentrations: Behavioural neuroscience; Cell and molecular neuroscience; Cognitive neuroscience; Computational neuroscience; Neuroimaging; Neuropsychology

Accounting Finance Human Resource Management & Labour Relations

Major: Population Studies in Health 5 Concentrations: Diversity, disparities, inequalities and social determinants of health; Global population health; Life course, aging and health; Policies, policy analysis and population health; Population health and demographic change; Sustainability and population health

Information Systems International Management Marketing Policy & Strategy

Major: Theoretical & Computational Science 7 Concentrations: Applied mathematics; Bioinformatics; Biophysics; Computational and theoretical chemistry; Computer science; Geophysics; Mathematical biology, Nanoscience, Pure mathematics; Statistics; Theoretical physics

For more information about graduate studies at uLethbridge, please visit: future-student/graduate-studies 5


Offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Faculty of Health Sciences Offered in the Dhillon School of Business

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Offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science Offered in the Dhillon School of Business and the Faculty of Health Sciences 24


STEP 1: Do your research

STEP 3: Submit your application

Review the admission requirements, deadline(s) and application process for your desired program

Submit your complete application package and documents online before the deadline

Find a supervisor: MA (except Economics), MSc & PhD applicants

STEP 4: Arrange for your official documents

STEP 2: Prepare your supporting documents*

We require your official documents (e.g., transcripts, ELP test scores) prior to your registration


Three references

STEP 5: Wait for admission decision

Curriculum Vitae

Letter of Intent

English Language Proficiency (ELP), if applicable

We will notify you of your official admission status when we make an admission decision

*Some programs may have additional documentation and language requirements

For additional information about application, admission and tuition: |


Admission Deadlines Program

Application Deadline

Terms of Admission

October 1


February 1


February 1 (first round) | May 1 (second round)


October 1


February 1 (first round) | May 1 (second round)


February 1


October 1


February 1


February 1 (first round) | May 1 (second round)


February 1


October 1


February 1 (first round) | May 1 (second round)

Fall— yearly

December 1, 2020


M.Ed. Educational Leadership1

December 1, 2019


M.Ed. General1

December 1, 2019


December 1, 2019


Master of Fine Arts: All Majors

February 1


Master of Health Services Management

March 1

To be determined

Master of Music

February 1


Master of Nursing

February 1


Master of Science in Management: All majors

February 1


Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management

March 1

To be determined

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Study of Addiction

June 1


Graduate Diploma in Addictions and Mental Health Psychotherapy

Feb 1


Master of Arts: All majors except for Economics and Cultural, Social, and Political Thought

Master of Arts: Cultural, Social and Political Thought Master of Arts: Economics Master of Science: All majors except Addictions Counselling, Health Sciences and Nursing Master of Science: Addictions Counselling, Health Sciences and Nursing Master of Science: Health Sciences (Public Health Specialization) Master of Counselling Master of Education

M.Ed. Counselling Psychology


Program Doctor of Philosophy: All majors except Education and Cultural, Social and Political Thought

Doctor of Philosophy: Cultural, Social and Political Thought

Application Deadline

Terms of Admission

October 1


February 1


February 1 (first round) | May 1 (second round)


October 1


February 1 (first round) | May 1 (second round)


Doctor of Philosophy in Education


Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum1

To be determined

Formal and Distributive Leadership1

To be determined

Counselling Psychology

To be determined

Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management

To be determined

Term of Admission: Summer Session II (July)


“Form relationships and network with professors and other graduate students. That support will be key for your growth as a graduate student. Also, get involved in research initiatives, conferences, committees and other relevant extracurricular activities such as Journal Club. These will equally enrich your overall learning experience.” Chinenye Nwoke PhD student

Accommodated Learning Centre

Registrar’s Office

Provides in- and out-of class accommodations, assistive technologies,band specialized supports, as well as Schedule 4 funding support.

Provides admissions, course registration, timetabling, student records, academic calendar, program planning guides, transcripts and a range or other services.

Career and Counselling Services

Teaching Centre

Offers no-cost counselling in two areas: career development and personal growth. Our career development team empowers students and graduates in their career decision-making by providing one-onone career advising, events and resources. Individual counselling is confidential and can help students with a variety of personal issues, including adjustment to academic life, anxiety, relationship and family problems, and more.

Offers workshops for graduate students on topics including lesson, planning, assessment of student learning styles, classroom management, questioning strategies, professional relationships with students and self-assessment.

Graduate Students’ Association (ULGSA) The GSA represents graduate students across campus by providing orientation for new members; organizing special events; enhancing financial opportunities; supporting academic skills development; lobbying at the local and provincial levels; negotiating and upholding the terms and conditions of the graduate students’ collective agreement; improving communication with members; and acting as the official interface between students and administration.

Health Centre Convenient access to quality health care on campus. Whether you are from the Lethbridge area or are moving to attend uLethbridge, you won’t need to worry about finding a doctor.

Program Support The School of Graduate Studies provides program-related support and information. Associated graduate studies offices within individual faculties provide program-specific information and advising. Contact the School of Graduate

Writing Centre Provides practical writing support to help you understand a wide variety of writing requirements, including thesis, project or capstone manuscripts. This is a free service.

Indigenous Student Affairs Indigenous Student Affairs’ primary role is to guide, encourage, and empower students in the University environment. A variety of student services for Indigenous students are available, including more than 30 ceremony and smudge spaces on campus, elder support, enrolment advising, Indigenous mentors and an Education Resource Library.

First Nation Metis Inuit Student Association The First Nation Metis Inuit Student Association is one of the longest-serving student clubs at uLethbridge. It is made up of primarily Indigenous students, with a small group of non-Indigenous members, as well. Students interact with members from across Canada, including chiefs, business people, elders, and more. We also have the Tatsikiistamik Lounge where Indigenous students can gather, socialize, meet other students, or study.

Studies for more information.


In 2018, uLethbridge awarded more than $5.5 million in funding to graduate students through scholarships, awards and bursaries. We also offer a variety of other financial support options. • • • •

Graduate teaching assistantships Research assistantships Fellowships External research support

School of Graduate Studies Tuition Scholarship

Available to eligible students | $15,000 for one year

Travel Awards Available to help disseminate student research | Up to $1,750

Available to eligible students Domestic: up to $8,000 for master’s / $16,000 for PhD International: up to $17,000 for master’s / $34,000 for PhD

Funding for Canadian graduate students is also available in the form of student loans and grants. Both the federal and provincial governments offer financial aid to students who qualify. Your government loan remains interest-free as long as you remain a full-time student.

School of Graduate Studies Dean’s Scholarship

*subject to change, not an exhaustive awards list

Available to eligible students | $10,000 per year

Graduate Assistantship Available to eligible students | Up to $7,200 per year


School of Graduate Studies Fellowship

For more information on funding, fees and financial support, please visit graduate-studies

As a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, you’ll excel in a supportive environment providing flexibility in your research projects, exceptional professional development options and a variety of experiential learning opportunities. Learn more about Graduate Studies at the University of Lethbridge. Please contact us for more information, to book a campus tour or to meet with us off campus. Visit our website for helpful resources and webinars to help you through the application process.


School of Graduate Studies 4401 University Drive W. Lethbridge, Alberta TIK 3M4 403-329-2793

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