Pathways to a Course-Based Master's Degree
Course-based master’s programs at UAlberta usually include a greater number of courses than a thesis-based program, provide focused and leading-edge course-based learning with a research and—often— practicuum placement components.
Course-based master’s degrees are becoming increasingly important in the local and global market economies as sectors and organizations seek a more focused and structured application of knowledge to find solutions.
These degrees are designed to meet the rapidly-growing demand for high-level trained professionals and are a significant way of furthering a working professional education.
Any master's degree is a remarkable achievement, adding tremendous value both professionally and personally.
Summary of Requirements
As a course-based master’s student at UAlberta, you need to complete a number of program requirements—coursework, a capstone research project defined by you and your Academic Advisor, plus any additional requirements defined by your program—within a six year designated timeframe.
Degree requirements and responsibilities are both academic and administrative. Some are required by the University—Ethics training and the capstone project. Other requirements are defined by your department—including coursework, and, where applicable, practica or comprehensive examinations.
Your department’s section in the University Calendar—as well as department graduate handbook—define these specific program requirements.
There are many other resources and academic considerations that course-based master's students should take note of. Please read on to familiarize yourself with these: