As the home faculty of the University of Alberta’s approximately 8,000 graduate students, GPS oversees the policies that enable them to pursue academically rigorous studies in a just and equitable environment. 

The pages in this section offer essential information on graduate policy and Faculty governance, and provide key resources to the faculty and staff who work with graduate students.

In This Section


Graduate Program Manual

Access this compilation of procedures and guidelines for the management and administration of graduate programs.

Resources for Supervisors
View resources to help supervisors of graduate students improve graduate student learning.

Resources for Graduate Coordinators
Access useful information and policy guidelines.

Learning Outcomes and Quality Assurance
Read about the outcomes that apply to all University of Alberta thesis-based master’s and doctoral programs.

U of A Professional Development Plan
Learn about the university’s pathbreaking PD strategy.

Forms Cabinet
Access key administrative documents.