Professional Development Requirement

Graduate students must complete the University of Alberta Professional Development Requirement which includes: 

The Professional Development Requirement is mandatory for all students admitted September 2016 and onwards. Have questions? FAQ for students

Some faculties and departments have professional development incorporated into their programs and students are advised to consult with their department’s graduate coordinator to confirm the need to fulfill this requirement. There are some exemptions.

Prior to convocation, students must ensure that all required Professional Development Requirement forms are submitted to FGSR as evidence of completion.

We are hosting several Individual Development Plan (IDP) information sessions and workshops to help you get started on your IDP and take some time to prepare for where you want to be at the end of your program. Students who complete an IDP finish their programs faster and have an easier transition into the workplace.

Are you a supervisor who needs assistance guiding your students through the Individual Development Plan (IDP) and professional development requirement? Come out to one of our IDP orientation sessions for faculty. Have questions? FAQ for Faculty and Staff

To help you navigate the many professional development opportunities available to you, we have compiled a guide.