General Information

Registration & Fees

Please refer to the FGSR website for information pertaining to fees.

Academic Integrity and Ethics Requirement

Ethics is important throughout the graduate programs. Graduate students are required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) to fulfill at least eight hours of structured academic activity in academic integrity and ethics education prior to convocation. Please see the FGSR website for further information.

Students can select from a number of options to fulfill the ethics requirement. Students will record, on the Ethics Training form, their chosen ethics education options and will submit the completed form to the Graduate Studies Office. A notation is made on the student’s transcript indicating that the mandatory ethics education has been completed. 

Professional Development Requirement

The University of Alberta considers professional development to be an important component of any graduate student's program of studies. Professional development refers to knowledge and skills that complement the disciplinary knowledge and technical skills that remain the most important aspects of graduate education, with a view to assisting graduate students to transition into employment. 

All incoming graduate students must fulfill the University of Alberta Professional Development Requirement. This includes completing an individualized career plan document called an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and eight hours of professional development activities inspired by your career plan.

Appeals Policy

Please refer to the University of Alberta Calendar for information pertaining to the Appeals Policy.

Faculty Expertise

In choosing a graduate program, it is important to examine not only the "program" itself but the qualifications of Faculty members. Considerations may include the range and types of research, scholarly endeavours, a faculty member's skills as a practitioner, researcher and teacher.  Applicants interested in identifying faculty expertise can get more information on the Nursing Research area of this website under Research Groups, or from individual faculty members' pages.

Library Privileges

ONEcard is the official Library card for one of Canada's largest academic libraries. It is also your card for accessing any of the libraries in the NEOS Library Consortium Site in central Alberta.

Library privileges are automatically attached to your ONEcard if you are one of the following:

  • Current University of Alberta Student
  • Current University of Alberta Staff Member
  • Current and registered University of Alberta Academic Visitor or Postdoctoral Fellow

Show your ONEcard at the nearest Campus Library to access services. Visit the University of Alberta Libraries site for more information about their services.

University Teaching Services

Students interested in teaching should investigate the University of Alberta's Centre for Teaching and Learning.  This is a University-wide initiative to assist in developing an ethical, philosophic and practical basis for a career in postsecondary teaching.