ULethbridge Graduate Studies Viewbook 2022

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EXPERIENCE THRIVE 18 Research Centres and Institutes MORE THAN $5.5 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED TO GRADUATE STUDENTS IN 2021 More than 100 countries represented on campus 12 Canada Research Chairs 7 Royal Society Fellows4 members of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists 1 of 4 Comprehensive Academic and Research Universities in the province of Alberta 2 3M National Teaching Fellows 1

Making campus safe and inclusive

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team works collaboratively with the campus community to build a common understanding and a shared vision to move ULethbridge forward. Building an inclusive culture is a collective responsibility that can only be achieved by disrupting and dismantling systemic issues that hinder the growth of historically excluded groups.

ULethbridge’s first executive director of equity, diversity and inclusion, Martha Mathurin-Moe (top), with EDI project manager Nando Ortega Arango

As a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, you’ll 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. Our main Lethbridge Campus is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Our Calgary Campus located in the city’s bustling downtown core. We are large enough to offer world-class research, teaching, facilities and opportunities, yet small enough to provide a personal student experience.

As a graduate student at ULethbridge, you’ll work with world-renowned faculty members to advance knowledge in a highly collaborative and transdisciplinary environment rooted in liberal education.

With more than 8,500 students from more than 90 countries, you’ll be part of a vibrant community of inspiring minds. You’ll be able to tailor your learning path with career-relevant programming and flexibility in your research projects.

You’ll explore and excel in a supportive environment with generous student funding and exceptional opportunities for professional development and experiential learning. When you graduate, you’ll 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. We are located on traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Indigenous Peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community.



Learn more about research at ULethbridge

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.

As a ULethbridge graduate student, you’ll 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

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awarded over $4.9 million

your ability to connect and integrate knowledge across subjects; hone collaboration, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; and contribute to community locally and worldwide.

More than 65 per cent of our doctoral students co-author papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Respected around the globe as a comprehensive, research-intensive university, ULethbridge is home to Canada’s most advanced facility for science research and education.

18 research centres and institutes from across disciplines

More than 70 per cent of our graduate students in thesis-based programs present at conferences or meetings in their field of research.

#1 in medical/science grants Maclean’s University Rankings 2023

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) awarded over $1.6 million

44 Research Chairs who are leading the way in the investigative journey

ULethbridge consistently punches above its weight for research funding

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) awarded more than $600 thousand


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.

Learn more about Dr. Wetmore

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 ULethbridge graduate student, you’ll be part of a vibrant and active community of scholars.

Here, you’ll be regarded as a junior partner and colleague. With more than 766 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.



Andrea True Joy Fox, Piiksipitaakii (BA/BEd ‘09) chose ULethbridge for her graduate program because of incredible undergrad experience here, when she shared meaningful connections with colleagues and instructors.

“As a graduate student, I love being part of the research team that collaborates on the Blackfoot Digital Arts Project and the Grasslands Project with Dr. Josephine Mills, Blackfoot Elders, faculty and students.”

“It was important for me to complete my studies on Blackfoot territory, where the University of Lethbridge is located; having that physical connection to the places my ancestors have walked through before has made it very meaningful for me.”

Read more about Andrea True Joy Fox, Piiksipitaakii (BA/BEd ‘09, MA ‘22)


School of Graduate Studies Medal of Merit (Master of Education)

Teri Hartman

Support from those in the Faculty of Education was instrumental to Teri Hartman’s success in her five-year Master of Education experience in the Curriculum and Assessment program.

“Faculty and staff are excited for you, as were those in my cohort. I made very dear friends, and we were supporting each other, walking with each other throughout this whole journey. Having a group that believes you can do it is really important.

I have tremendous gratitude especially for my supervisors, Drs. David Slomp and Robert LeBlanc. They saw a greater potential in my work than I did and it’s likely

because of their belief in it that I won the medal of merit. I think the scope and rigour of the Faculty of Education’s curriculum and assessment theme has opened up a lot of doors for my future, and I see education and schooling in a completely new light because of it.”

Learn more about Teri’s ULethbridge experience

’02, MEd ’22)

Programs that put you to work

At ULethbridge, you choose from a variety of programs ranging from working one-on-one with a professor to learning with your cohort in classes or online. Some programs also offer part-time or weekend courses, and some via our Calgary Campus.

Master of Education –General & Educational Leadership | MEd

Study the critical challenges facing education and shape how people teach, learn and lead in schools. This program is designed for working professionals, delivered in a blended format with online learning complemented with face-to-face components in July.

Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) | MEd

Develop professional skills and certification in counselling psychology. Gain counsellor training to be a canadian certified counsellor or registered psychologist.

Master of Counselling | MC

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 | MN

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 course-based, a project, or a thesis pathway in this blended delivery program.

Master of Science in Management | MSc (Mgt)

Gain the knowledge and leadership skills to take your career to the managerial level. Our thesis-based pathway prepares you to pursue careers where research skills and scholarly knowledge are valued, as well as academic careers and further graduate studies.

MSc (Mgt) Business Analytics concentration

This experiential course-and project-based pathway prepares you to meet industry demand for analytical and data skills in an evolving digital economy. With the MSc (Mgt) BANA concentration, you’ll gain the skills to harness big data, conduct statistical analysis and data visualization. Delivered by the Dhillon School of Business, the Master of Science (Management) is offered part-time and full time on both our Calgary and Lethbridge Campuses.

Doctor of Philosophy | PhD

ULethbridge offers nine PhD programs in a range of disciplines. Learn more more on page 24 or visit: ulethbridge.ca/future-student/graduate-studies/doctor-philosophy

Explore all ULethbridge graduate programs, including research-intensive, thesis-based and PhD options.

These can also be found on pages 22-26.

Graduate Diploma in Addiction & Mental Health Psychotherapy

Gain the training you’ll need for a career in psychotherapy and counselling with emphasis on addiction and mental health. This is a part-time program with blended delivery.

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Study of Addiction

Gain an in-depth study of addictive processes and disorders in this part-time, online program, appropriate for those working in health and social services, program development, policymaking, research and more.

Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics

Enhance your career in biomedical research, pharmaceutical development, smart agriculture and beyond. In this part-time program, you’ll use various techniques and computational tools to process, analyze, interpret and communicate complex biological data.

Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Learn how to model contributing factors of infectious disease emergence and spread, as well as ways to control and prevent infectious disease. In this part-time, online program, you’ll learn to derive and apply research solutions to real-world public health problems.

Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Data Science

Enhance your career with a solid foundation in data science theories, methods and applications. Learn how to store, prepare, visualize, analyze, model and communicate complex data in various fields and disciplines.

Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management

Gain knowledge for a variety of Canadian healthcare management roles and careers. Our Calgary Campus delivers this part-time, blended delivery program.

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Program & Policy Planning and Evaluation

Analyze and consider the ethical implications of health policy. Develop a broad understanding of current and emerging health policy issues in the context of today’s globalized world. Learn to design, implement and evaluate health policies and programs in this part-time, online program.



At ULethbridge, we provide an opportunity-rich, immersive learning environment where you’re supported at every stage of their career and 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 extracurricular experiential learning, the MyExperience Transcript (MET) supplements your academic transcript and helps reflect your complete university experience.

Expand your skills, experience and network with experiential and work-integrated learning (WIL) at ULethbridge:

• volunteer experiences

• study abroad

• co-operative education, internships and practicum placements

• athletics

• workshops

• research-related activities

• Graduate Students’ Association

• Professional development opportunities

• Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development program

Learn more in the pages that follow


Alicia Anderson (BSc ’20) has always aimed high — her study of astrophysics can attest to that — and she’s now earned one of the highest honours in academia: the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Over the 22-year history of the award, only one other Canadian physicist has earned a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, while three others have studied astronomy.

“When I first came to the University of Lethbridge as a 17-year-old, I hadn’t really planned on any of this. You start by making connections with professors, and I’ve been lucky to have really passionate professors teaching me undergraduate physics and inspiring me to join a research group and take it to the next level. I really owe it all to my department and all the professors who have taught me.”

Alicia Anderson (BSc ‘20, MSc ‘22) School of Graduate Studies Medal of Merit, Master of Science PhD student at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK


Professional Development

With our professional development opportunities, you’ll prepare for academic and career success. Publish papers, network with leading researchers, attend off-campus conferences and develop skills that set you apart.

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Professional Development

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Professional Development 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. With SGS

Professional Development you’ll be prepared for success, gain a competitive advantage, increase professional employability, find success in your career, and ultimately contribute to your community and society.

Co-operative Education / Internship Option

Co-operative Education is available to students in the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Science in Management (MSc (Mgt)) programs. 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.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program

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, which can be valuable on a curriculum vitae when applying for academic positions, doctoral programs, post-doctoral placements, or careers outside of academia.

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.

Learn more about graduate professsional development

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 five award-winning entries in the Images of Research competition 2022 below.

First Place - Shannon Healy MSc student (Biological Sciences)

58-year-old Cancer Cells

“These cells have been continuously dividing since 1964, when they were first isolated from a 44-year-old patient with colon cancer for use in future research. Using a microscope, we can see the irregularly shaped colon cells that have become cancerous and each double every 24 hours. This continuous division is the devastating hallmark of this disease, and we need to understand what makes their division different from the division of healthy cells. If we identify these differences, specific medicines can be made to target them and kill the cancerous cells. In my research, I am screening prairie plants for anti-cancer chemicals, since many of the top anti-cancer medicines are derived from plants, such as paclitaxel isolated from the Pacific yew tree that grows in Waterton Lakes National Park. These cells are critical in the research that will lead to new treatments and save millions of people. While the unfortunate reality of this situation is that the cancer cells outlived the patient from which they came, my hope is that through this research that will not be the case in the future.”

Second Place (tie)

Chloe Devoy MSc student (Biological Sciences)

Heart to Heart

Second Place (tie)

Trinie Chisholm MSc student (Biological Sciences)

Recreational rarities: How trails impact native and rare species in Castle and Castle Wildland Provincial Parks

Third Place

Brett Weighill MSc student (Environmental Science)

Supii-po’omaaksin: From Seed to Braid

People’s Choice

Gregory Robinson PhD student (Biomolecular Science)

Close-up of ex vitro Cannabis sativa L. during flowering displaying trichrome colorization


shine new light

13 Science Commons is home to several renowned research centres and institutes, including ARRTI ATIC CCBN C-CRAFT I-SIS and SAGSC

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 Art, Sound, & Technology Research IntersecXions (ASTeRIX) supports the research and creation of objects, narratives, and experiences that investigate intersections in the arts. Through transdisciplinary conversations and collaborations, ASTeRIX aim to generate dialogues around pressing concerns of our time and rethink what is possible.

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 for 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 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 Collaborative Health Research Institute of Southern Alberta (CHRISA) aim to produce high impact health research with the potential to enrich health across the lifespan for people living in Southern Alberta and beyond.

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 Consumer and Social Well-Being (ICSW) is a research team seeking to advance the well-being of consumers and society. ICSW work is focused on social change marketing, social responsibility/sustainability, and not-for-profit marketing.

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 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.

Learn more about our research centres and institute:

Our centres and institutes unite leading researchers from multiple disciplines to address issues affecting our world and beyond.

Where you learn shapes how you learn. Whatever your program, our world-class facilities will inspire you.


With the Rocky Mountains in our backyard, there are amazing hiking, biking and skiing opportunities close by.

Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary’s International Airport and about an hour to the United States border (by car).


We live where the Rocky Mountains meet the Alberta Prairies, an area surrounded by big skies, vast plains, rolling river valleys and a spectacular 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 college, Lethbridge is a campus community. Culturally vibrant with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar, we boast a stunning backdrop of the legendary High Level Bridge and the Oldman River, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta’s big sky.

Just a few things to do in Lethbridge:

• Take an electric scooter or bike across the entire city

• Go hiking or running on one of the many trails in the coulees

• Attend a concert at one of several venues in the city

• Shop or dine at one of 40+ locations downtown offering ULethbridge student discounts

• Watch a drive-in movie at the Movie Mill

• Float down the Oldman River in the summer sun

• Get your culture on at SAAG, Casa, Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens or the Galt Museum

• Experience nature at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre

• Play a round of golf at one of five courses, or disc golf at one of three courses in Lethbridge — including one on our campus!

Want to explore?

Four UNESCO World Heritage sites, national and provincial parks and world-class hiking, skiing and cultural attractions await!

Our Region Your gateway to adventure

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We’re also in Calgary!

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.

Health Services Management

Master’s degree | Graduate certificate

Gain the skills and experience you need to advance and innovate in the Canadian healthcare system with our Health Services Management programs.

Increase your knowledge without committing to a full master’s degree with the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (GCHSM). The GCHSM is a cohortbased, part-time program combining online and in-person weekend learning sessions.

Learn more about graduate programs in Health Services Management

Master of Science in Management

Thesis option | Course & project option: Business Analytics concentration

The MSc (Mgt) meets a growing need in graduate business education. The program offers a research-intensive thesis pathway and the course- and project-based Business Analytics concentration.


• Accounting Finance Human Resources & Labour Relations

• International Management


Policy & Strategy

With the thesis pathway, you’ll gain hands-on experience conducting rigorous scholarly investigation into business or management issues in your major. By acquiring research skills and contributing knowledge to management scholarship, our graduates are prepared to succeed in highquality doctoral programs or to pursue research careers.

MSc (Mgt) - Business Analytics

The Business Analytics (BANA) concentration is a courseand project-based pathway preparing you to meet industry demand for analytical and data skills in an evolving digital economy. Harness big data, conduct statistical analysis and data visualization, while you build experience in predictive business modelling and consulting, communication and leading data-driven decision-making and solutions.

Learn more about MSc (Mgt) BANA

Dr. SabaHAt Nazim Master of Health Services Management (MHSM) student

What do you like the most about the program?

“The first thing that attracted me to the Master of Health Services Management (MHSM) program was the blended online and on-campus format. It provides full-time working professionals with scheduling options without compromising on work commitments.

The research, assignments and projects gives students a solid foundation to apply skills and knowledge in a variety of health settings.

How is HSM changing your career trajectory?

“Healthcare is one the fastest growing and ever evolving industries in Canada and is in constant need of highly qualified managers to lead in healthcare facilities. While I could go ahead with the licensing pathway to resume my clinical practice here in Canada, HSM has proven to be an exciting new option for me in order to advance my career in a slightly different discipline.

I am learning to plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services and polishing my leadership skills, I strive to work and engage with leaders in the field to motivate and inspire the coming generations of leaders and innovators. This program has also introduced me to a world of new opportunities in the field of patient care, finance, marketing, public relations and HR management. I aim to work in close proximity with stakeholders to bring them practical and innovative service designs, (through one of the most exciting and interactive courses in this program).”

What advice would you give?

“If you want to explore the healthcare industry and be a part of the vital team behind facility operations and functions, you should definitely enrol in this program. The MHSM at ULethbridge is fully equipped with intellectual faculty, modern teaching methods, and a warm welcoming and accessible university family.”

Read Dr. Sabahat Nazim’s story


Do your research

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

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

Submit your application

Submit your complete application package and documents online before the deadline

Prepare supporting documents*

• Transcripts

• Three references

• Curriculum Vitae

• Letter of Intent

• English Language Proficiency (ELP), if applicable

*Some programs may have additional documentation and language requirements

Arrange for official documents

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

Wait for admission decision

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

For additional information about application, admission and tuition: ulethbridge.ca/future-student/graduate-studies/


Graduate Programs

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Clinical Study of Addiction Required: Coursework November 1
Required: Coursework October 1
Epidemiology & Biostatistics Required: Coursework
of Data Science Required: Coursework & project
Health Services Management
Campus only) See also Master of HSM Required: Coursework
Public Health Program and Policy Planning & Evaluation Required: Coursework October 1
Fall Graduate Diploma
Intake Addiction & Mental Health Psychotherapy Required: Coursework February 1 Summer Master of Education | MEd
components Apply
Counselling Psychology Educational Leadership General Required: Project, coursework & practicum December 1 Summer Master of Counselling | MC Program components Apply
Intake Appled Psychology Required: Coursework, practicum & project December 1 Summer
Master of Health Services
Health Services Management (MHSM) (Calgary Campus only) Laddering option with Graduate Certificate in HSM Required: Coursework & project May 1 Fall

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts | MA

Art Music (MA) New Media (MA)

Cultural, Social & Political Thought

Agricultural Studies Anthropology Archaelology (MA)

Canadian Studies Education (MA)

English French French/Spanish Geography (MA)


Indigenous Studies Individualized Multidisciplinary (MA) Kinesiology (MA)

Philosophy Political Science Psychology (MA)

Religious Studies Sociology

Urban & Regional Studies Women & Gender Studies

Cultural Resource Management

Program components

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

Required: Supervisor, thesis, coursework & co-op

Apply before Intake

October 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Spring Fall

October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Spring Summer Fall

Dramatic Arts (MA)


October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Spring Summer Fall

Required: Thesis & coursework Optional: Co-op February 1 Fall

Required: Thesis & coursework Optional: Co-op February 1 Fall

Master of Fine Arts | MFA Program components

Art New Media Theatre & Dramatic Arts

Apply before Intake

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework Optional: Co-op February 1 Fall


Graduate Programs

Master of Music | MMus Program components Apply before Intake

Master of Music

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op February 1 Fall

Master of Nursing | MN Program components




Appy before Intake

Required: Coursework February 1 Fall

Required: Coursework & project February 1 Fall

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework February 1 Fall

Master of Science | MSc (Health Sciences) Program components Apply before Intake

Addictions Counselling

Health Sciences Nursing

Health Sciences with Public Health specialization

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op February 1 Fall

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op October 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2) Spring Fall

Master of Science | MSc Program components

Agricultural Biotechnology

Archaeology (MSc)


Biological Sciences Chemistry

Computer Science

Computer Science & GIS

Environmental Science

Geography (MSc)

Individualized Multidisciplinary (MSc)

Kinesiology (MSc)

Mathematics Neuroscience Physics Psychology (MSc)

Remote Sensing

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

Apply before Intake

October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Spring Summer Fall


Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Management MSc (Mgt)

Thesis routes

Accounting Finance

Human Resource Management & Labour Relations International Management Marketing Policy & Strategy

Master of Science in Management MSc (Mgt)

Program components

Apply before Intake

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

February 15 Fall

Business Analytics concentration

Program components

Apply before Intake Accounting Finance

Human Resource Management & Labour Relations International Management Marketing Policy & Strategy

Required: Coursework & project Optional: Co-op

February 15 Fall


Graduate Programs

Doctor of Philosophy | PhD

Major: Biomolecular Science

Program components Apply before Intake

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

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

Major: Biosystems & Biodiversity

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

Major: Cultural, Social & Political Thought

Major: Earth, Space and Physical 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

Major: Evolution & Behaviour

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Optional: Co-op October 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Spring Summer Fall

Spring Fall

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Spring Summer Fall

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

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

Major: Neuroscience

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Spring Summer Fall Concentrations: Behavioural neuroscience; Cell and molecular neuroscience; Cognitive neuroscience; Computational neuroscience; Neuroimaging; Neuropsychology

Major: Population Studies in Health

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

Major: Theoretical & Computational Science

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

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Spring Summer Fall

Required: Supervisor, thesis & coursework

Optional: Co-op

October 1 February 1 February 1 (round 1)/ May 1 (round 2)

Spring Summer Fall



“In 2017, I began my Master of Fine Arts in Art. I had applied to three different places and ULethbridge was one of them. Honestly, this was the place that I was most excited about once I actually visited this area. I was so excited to come study here.

Finishing my MFA and doing my PhD, that was a big accomplishment, but I wouldn’t say it was the biggest accomplishment. I would say the biggest accomplishment is actually all the relationships I’ve made here with faculty, with other students, with the community members and then just with the place itself.”

Migueltzinta Solís (MFA ‘19) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and PhD Candidate in Cultural, Social and Political Thought

“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.”

Read Miguelzinta’s story
Chinenye Nwoke (PhD ‘22)
Read Chinenye’s story

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Office of Research Services ulethbridge.ca/research/students

Student Enrolment and Registrar Services (SEARS) ulethbridge.ca/ross/

University Library ulethbridge.ca/lib/

Writing Centre ulethbridge.ca/artsci/academic-writing/writing-centre

Experiential learning, career & professional development

School of Graduate Studies Professional Development ulethbridge.ca/graduate-studies

Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development ulethbridge.ca/career-bridge

Graduate Assistantship, internships and co-op ulethbridge.ca/graduate-studies/our-researchers/gainternship-opportunities

International Centre ulethbridge.ca/international/content/international-studentservices

Teaching Centre ulethbridge.ca/teachingcentre/


Scholarships and Student Finance ulethbridge.ca/ross/student-finance

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Personal, cultural and mental wellness

Counselling Services ulethbridge.ca/counselling/

Iikaisskini Indigenous Services ulethbridge.ca/indigenous

Health Centre ulethbridge.ca/health-centre

Housing & childcare

On- and off-campus housing ulethbridge.ca/housing

Campus Daycare ulethbridge.ca/future-student/daycare

For a comprehensive list of student services and contact details



We work hard to offset the cost of tuition and fees with scholarships, awards, paid work-integrated learning and other funding opportunities for students.


University of Lethbridge Graduate Research Award (ULGRA)

Available to eligible students Up to $21,000 per year

School of Graduate Studies Fellowship

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

Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship Available to eligible students $11,000-15,000 for one year

Travel Awards

Available to help disseminate student research Up to $1,750.

Other funding includes:

• Assistantships, fellowships, internships & co-op

• Graduate Assistantship (teaching/non-teaching)

• Research Assistantships

• Fellowships

• External research support


Funding for Canadian 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 fulltime student.


Banks and other private financial institutions also lend money to help students fund their education. Contact your bank for information on private student loans.

For more information about student loans, please visit: ulethbridge.ca/ross/student-finance/ student-loans

Explore a full range of funding options: ulethbridge.ca/future-student/graduatestudies/funding-opportunities



Available to all students. Funding amounts vary by program.

Mitacs is a national, independent, not-for-profit organization that supports collaborative research projects between the academic community and industry or non-profit partners, contributing up to 55% of the cost of a project. A variety of programs help you develop your career through new research connections, experiences, and professional skills training. Funding is available for all disciplines.

For more information about how Mitacs can support your student experience, contact the ULethbridge Mitacs representative, or visit: ulethbridge.ca/research/mitacs


UPass gives ULethbridge unlimited access to local transit during each term they are registered for classes. Commuting via Lethbridge Transit is an costeffective, convenient, environmentally friendly and safe way to navigate Lethbridge.

Learn more about UPass at ulsu.ca/upass-faq


School of Graduate Studies

4401 University Drive W. Lethbridge, Alberta TIK 3M4 403-329-2793 sgsinquiries@uleth.ca

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