Graduate Studies

Our graduate programs are designed for working professionals and are open for admission to domestic and international students. 

Master's Degrees:

Master of Arts in Communications & Technology

  • Part-time, online study
  • Thesis- or project-based
  • Normally completed within 2 years
  • Spring intake (apply by Dec. 1)
MACT Program

Master of Arts in Community Engagement

  • Part-time or full-time study
  • Thesis-based
  • Normally completed within 2 years
  • Fall intake (apply Oct. 1 until Jan. 15)
MACE Program


When should I apply?

Funding decisions and study permits

  • Deadlines vary depending on your program of interest; some are as early as 12 months before the program begins.

  • Early applicants are considered for funding; many departments make funding decisions between January and March for students starting in September.  
International students

Apply as early as possible because you will need to apply for a Study Permit whose processing times vary by country, taking up to six months.


Graduate Certificate:

Community-Based Research and Evaluation

  • Embedded certificate
  • Classes held on UAlberta’s main campus
  • Start September, January, May, or July

CBRE Graduate Certificate