Guide to Graduate Study

Guide to Graduate Study in the Department of Philosophy

Graduate Students Association is a student-run, not-for-profit organization, and the official representative body for all Masters and PhD students at the University of Alberta. The GSA represents over 7,000 graduate students for the University of Alberta's Board of Governors and other decision-making bodies. The equivalent organization for undergraduate students is the Students' Union.

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research manages all aspects of graduate student scholarship at the University. Their Graduate Teaching and Learning Program promotes teaching experience beyond the University campus. Graduate students are provided with opportunities to develop teaching and learning skills. The FGSR also offers other professional development workshops and resources for graduate students so that they may pursue career development, communication and professional practice skills while completing their degrees.

Postdoctoral Fellows Office offers many resources including a mentorship program, career counseling and financial services.

Arts Resource Centre is a service unit, dedicated to providing expertise and physical resources to instructors, students and teaching units in the Faculty of Arts. They offer instructional design support to individual instructors and departments to assist with the integration of technology in teaching, provide multimedia / audio-visual services and resources, and support for computer assisted learning, assist departments and the Faculty of Arts with general technology issues, and provide input to policy decisions and coordinate at the campus level and beyond. is a comprehensive and informative resource that provides links to valuable resources to help you succeed in graduate school, including strategies to complete your dissertation, be an effective teaching assistant, or manage your workload. It also provides a ranking of schools and program in the U.S.