Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

Tuition for MES domestic students is $1635.20 + non-instructional fees per required course. Tuition is assessed each semester, by course.

International Tuition

Tuition for MES international students is higher than domestic students. For information on how tuition is calculated, please review FGSR's Tuition Framework for International Students. For more information, please contact

Fees & Other Costs

  1. Non-instructional fees are assessed by the university
  2. Texts (these costs are not prohibitive as most texts are available in digital format, are available to borrow from the University of Alberta library system, and are used for more than one course)
  3. Two FGSR-approved electives (Contact the MES Graduate Administrator for assistance in selecting your electives and initiating the approval process or to determine whether you can obtain advanced standing for previously completed courses.)


Because the MES is a part-time, course-based program, students generally do not qualify for University of Alberta scholarships.