University of Lethbridge

Introduction

Why Study at uLethbridge

As a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, you’ll find yourself at the centre of a student-focused environment that nurtures innovation, critical thinking and creativity.
At the U of L, we are committed to helping every one of our students thrive. From aiding with financial support to one-on-one mentorship to individualized career advice, you’ll find support every step of the way.

As a student at the U of L, you are viewed as a partner and a colleague. You’ll be given opportunities to collaborate and share your unique ideas, ask questions and find answers. By convocation, the majority of our graduate students have either presented or published their findings, with more than 50 per cent publishing as the first author.

About Lethbridge

A city of nearly 100,000 residents, Lethbridge is located in southern Alberta and is a short distance from the Rocky Mountains, Calgary and the U.S. border. We are one of Canada’s sunniest cities and the warm westerly Chinook winds give Lethbridge some of the most moderate winters in Western Canada.

Why Choose the University of Lethbridge?

  • Affordable tuition rates for outstanding programs offered by award-winning faculty.

  • Friendly and safe university and community.

  • Access to advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Comprehensive student services designed to help you succeed in meeting your academic, personal, and career goals.

  • You can work during your studies and apply to work in Canada for up to three years after graduation.

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Programs

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MA

Master of Arts in Anthropology

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Anthropology Department at the University of Lethbridge has expertise in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Anthropological Archaeology. We offer a fieldwork-based MA program with seminars through the Cultural, Social and Political Thought interdisciplinary graduate program and Independent Studies seminars with members of the Anthropology Department. Faculty in our department research on a range of topics, including the anthropology of policy and governance; anthropology of happiness and wellbeing; environmental anthropology; race, ethnicity and indigeneity; anthropology of childhood; psychological anthropology; medical anthropology; anthropology and archaeology of food; origins of social complexity and social inequality; anthropology of ritual and religion; anthropology of development; and urban anthropology. We research in diverse settings, including South-east Asia, Japan, Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Spain, Mali, Aotearoa/New Zealand, United States and Canada. [+]

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The Anthropology Department at the University of Lethbridge has expertise in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Anthropological Archaeology. We offer a fieldwork-based MA program with seminars through the Cultural, Social and Political Thought interdisciplinary graduate program and Independent Studies seminars with members of the Anthropology Department.

Faculty in our department research on a range of topics, including the anthropology of policy and governance; anthropology of happiness and wellbeing; environmental anthropology; race, ethnicity and indigeneity; anthropology of childhood; psychological anthropology; medical anthropology; anthropology and archaeology of food; origins of social complexity and social inequality; anthropology of ritual and religion; anthropology of development; and urban anthropology. We research in diverse settings, including South-east Asia, Japan, Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Spain, Mali, Aotearoa/New Zealand, United States and Canada.... [-]


Master of Arts in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience. The overall academic aims of the major are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to install the intellectual and practical tools to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major will demonstrate a range of professional skills (e.g., peer review, public presentations, critical thinking) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that makes significant contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge. [+]

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The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Master of Arts (MA) program is interdisciplinary within the humanities and social sciences and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience.

The overall academic aims of the major are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to install the intellectual and practical tools to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major will demonstrate a range of professional skills (e.g., peer review, public presentations, critical thinking) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that makes significant contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge.... [-]


Master of Arts in Cultural Resource Management (CRM)

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) program provides students with training in the skills, methods, and theoretical backgrounds necessary for work as professional archaeologists within the cultural resource management industry in Alberta and elsewhere. Graduates of this major will also​ be prepared to run their own companies and projects. [+]

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The Master of Arts in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) program provides students with training in the skills, methods, and theoretical backgrounds necessary for work as professional archaeologists within the cultural resource management industry in Alberta and elsewhere. Graduates of this major will also be prepared to run their own companies and projects.

The program consists of 9.0 to 18.0 credit hours of graduate semester courses, a co-op program semester, and a thesis. It is based on a co-operative education model that integrates real-world work experience with classroom and research-driven learning.

The archaeological training received during the program prepares students not only for local careers but also international opportunities. Students gain transferable academic and occupational background, which can be applied in any archaeological context.... [-]


Master of Arts in Economics

Campus Full time 24  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge

The Department offers a master’s program leading to an MA with a major in Economics. This program prepares students for positions in both the private and public sectors and for further academic training. The program is typically completed in 24 months or less and contains rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and econometrics, as well as elective courses in a range of applied fields. The program is limited to a small number of students to enhance scholastic achievement through close faculty interaction. [+]

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The Department offers a master’s program leading to an MA with a major in Economics. This program prepares students for positions in both the private and public sectors and for further academic training. The program is typically completed in 24 months or less and contains rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and econometrics, as well as elective courses in a range of applied fields. The program is limited to a small number of students to enhance scholastic achievement through close faculty interaction.

Our graduate program is normally available only on a full-time basis and is designed to be completed in 24 months or less. Consideration can be given to part-time students under special circumstances.... [-]


Master of Arts in History

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Master of Arts in History at Lethbridge is taught on campus and requires both a thesis and substantial coursework. As an MA student, you may complete your degree in either a full- or part-time capacity. Full-time students complete a 24-month program while part-time students complete a 48-month program. Students are encouraged to finish earlier and often do: most of our full-time students finish between 20 and 24 months while one of our part-time students finished in 28 months. [+]

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The Master of Arts in History at Lethbridge is taught on campus and requires both a thesis and substantial coursework. As an MA student, you may complete your degree in either a full- or part-time capacity. Full-time students complete a 24-month program while part-time students complete a 48-month program. Students are encouraged to finish earlier and often do: most of our full-time students finish between 20 and 24 months while one of our part-time students finished in 28 months.

Full-time students complete all required coursework in the first two semesters of the program while part-time students will normally complete all required coursework in the first two academic years, with, in both cases, the subsequent months committed to continued research and production of the thesis.... [-]


Master of Arts in Political Science

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Department of Political Science offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science. Graduate students interested in Political Science should apply to do an MA in Political Science and NOT to the Cultural, Social and Political Thought program as the Department does not participate in the CSPT Program. [+]

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The Department of Political Science offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science. Graduate students interested in Political Science should apply to do an MA in Political Science and NOT to the Cultural, Social and Political Thought program as the Department does not participate in the CSPT Program.

Because of the small number of faculty members and graduate students, graduate programs are individually created for each graduate student. Students typically complete four or more graduate-level courses, usually through independent studies or by sitting in on 4000-level undergraduate courses and completing additional work. Besides the coursework, students must complete a thesis, following the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or East Asian Religions, provided they closely align with the expertise of our departmental members. Our members might also supervise MAs in other areas aligned with their ongoing research projects. Please consult the profiles of the individual professors, or contact them directly for such distinctive areas of research. For instance, some faculty conduct research on Buddhism in the West, mysticism, near-death experiences, and modern nondual spirituality. [+]

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Students may pursue a Masters degree in Religious Studies in the following areas:

Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or East Asian Religions, provided they closely align with the expertise of our departmental members. Our members might also supervise MAs in other areas aligned with their ongoing research projects. Please consult the profiles of the individual professors, or contact them directly for such distinctive areas of research. For instance, some faculty conduct research on Buddhism in the West, mysticism, near-death experiences, and modern nondual spirituality.

Typically, MA students are expected to have or obtain the equivalent of one year of study in a classical language related to their research area. The University of Lethbridge offers courses in Latin and Japanese, and occasionally in Greek and Hebrew. However, Chinese, Sanskrit, Arabic, and other such languages may have to be studied at other institutions.... [-]


Master of Arts in Sociology

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The MA program in the Department of Sociology is a two-year graduate program designed to provide students an intellectually stimulating and vibrant academic environment to enhance their “sociological thinking” through graduate-level coursework and thesis-based research. Each year, we seek to admit a small number of interested, enthusiastic, and qualified students. Since our cohorts are small, students in our program benefit from close mentorship opportunities with supportive and interested faculty. Students also benefit from flexibility in course offerings and personal attention in designing a program aligned with their individual research interests. [+]

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The MA program in the Department of Sociology is a two-year graduate program designed to provide students an intellectually stimulating and vibrant academic environment to enhance their “sociological thinking” through graduate-level coursework and thesis-based research. Each year, we seek to admit a small number of interested, enthusiastic, and qualified students.

Since our cohorts are small, students in our program benefit from close mentorship opportunities with supportive and interested faculty. Students also benefit from flexibility in course offerings and personal attention in designing a program aligned with their individual research interests. Typically, students will require a bachelor’s degree in Sociology to be admitted into the program, but a bachelor’s degree from other cognate disciplines, combined with a planned program of research grounded in sociological inquiry, will also be considered. Applicants are required to contact a potential supervisor prior to applying to the program to ensure suitability of their proposed research and to confirm a willingness on the part of the faculty member to act as their supervisor.... [-]


Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge offers a dynamic, inter-disciplinary and rigorous Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies. Our faculty also teach and supervise students in the CSPT program (MA and Ph.D. levels). [+]

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The Department of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge offers a dynamic, inter-disciplinary and rigorous Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies. Our faculty also teach and supervise students in the CSPT program (MA and Ph.D. levels). We have expertise in the following areas:

Gender and Global Migration Reproductive Justice Critical Race & Sexualities in Law & Culture Marriage & Kinship Feminist Constitutionalism Human Rights & Political Economies Indigenous Women & Settler Colonialism Women & Spirituality

Our faculty is united through common themes in their research agendas, most notably interrogating issues of power embedded in and exercised by national states within complex transnational relationships. Whether our research is conducted locally, nationally or globally, by ourselves on individual projects that are small scale, or in partnership with national and transnational projects, we consistently disseminate our work through networks of feminist and allied scholars and build strong working relationships across disciplines.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Addictions Counselling

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Master of Science program provides students with solid groundwork in conducting health science research. It also establishes a foundation regarding the uptake of knowledge (knowledge transference) to clinical practice. [+]

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The Master of Science program provides students with solid groundwork in conducting health science research. It also establishes a foundation regarding the uptake of knowledge (knowledge transference) to clinical practice.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the semesters containing the most recent 20 graded university courses, however, since the number of qualified applicants can exceed the number of places available, fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

The full-time or part-time study is available to students. Four courses are required in the first year:

HLSC 5100: Research Methods (Fall term) HLSC 5200: Philosophy of Inquiry (Fall term) HLSC 5300: Advanced Statistics (Spring term) HLSC 5400: Advanced Qualitative Analysis (Spring term) ... [-]

Master of Science in Biological Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Master of Science program (Biological Sciences major) offers students the opportunity to receive focused, advanced training in a wide range of biological disciplines. This is a research-oriented program that culminates in students earning their master’s degree by completing a minimum of two courses and writing a thesis. [+]

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The Master of Science program (Biological Sciences major) offers students the opportunity to receive focused, advanced training in a wide range of biological disciplines. This is a research-oriented program that culminates in students earning their master’s degree by completing a minimum of two courses and writing a thesis.

One of the courses in the Graduate Seminar Series, which focuses on recent developments in the biology literature, as well as on building professional skills related to the practice and communication of modern biological sciences. The precise number and details of the other courses are determined within the first semester of the student's program.... [-]


Master of Science in computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The University of Lethbridge offers a high-quality Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science program that provides students a chance to build on their computer science knowledge and delve further into areas that interest them. This thesis-based program trains and supports students as they carry out novel research and refine their writing and critical thinking skills. Students are supervised and mentored by faculty members with world-class expertise in a variety of areas in computer science, including algorithms, systems, and computational intelligence. [+]

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The University of Lethbridge offers a high-quality Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science program that provides students a chance to build on their computer science knowledge and delve further into areas that interest them. This thesis-based program trains and supports students as they carry out novel research and refine their writing and critical thinking skills. Students are supervised and mentored by faculty members with world-class expertise in a variety of areas in computer science, including algorithms, systems, and computational intelligence.

Competitive funding packages are available, including teaching assistantship opportunities. Students can also take advantage of our Co-operative Education program while completing their MSc in Computer Science, giving them exposure to the many companies who hire computer science students.... [-]


Master of Science in Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The Master of Science in Management (MSc (Mgt)) degree meets a growing need in graduate management education. Unlike a traditional MBA that offers education in functional knowledge and skills, our MSc (Mgt) program focuses on developing competence in research with majors in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources & Labour Relations, International Management, Marketing, and Policy & Strategy. [+]

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The Master of Science in Management (MSc (Mgt)) degree meets a growing need in graduate management education. Unlike a traditional MBA that offers education in functional knowledge and skills, our MSc (Mgt) program focuses on developing competence in research with majors in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources & Labour Relations, International Management, Marketing, and Policy & Strategy.

This research-intensive program provides students with the knowledge and hands-on experience to conduct a rigorous and scholarly investigation into business or management issues within the student’s major. The MSc (Mgt) program will develop scholars who acquire a solid understanding of the research paths in their discipline, become skilled in the research process, and contribute knowledge to management scholarship. Our graduates are prepared to enter and succeed in high-quality doctoral programs or to pursue careers where research skills and scholarly knowledge are valued.... [-]


Master of Science in Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The MSc program is 24 months for full-time students and 48 months for part-time students. The format for the degree consists of at least 3 graduate level courses and a thesis. All students will take Algebra (Math 5405), Analysis (Math 5505), and a third course. In some cases, a student may be required to include undergraduate courses as well, if additional background preparation is required. [+]

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The MSc program is 24 months for full-time students and 48 months for part-time students. The format for the degree consists of at least 3 graduate level courses and a thesis. All students will take Algebra (Math 5405), Analysis (Math 5505), and a third course. In some cases, a student may be required to include undergraduate courses as well, if additional background preparation is required.

The thesis is the most significant component of work towards the degree and usually involves original research. The first step for any prospective student is to select a potential supervisor and in consultation with the supervisor, organize a research plan including a possible thesis topic, before admission to the program. Faculty research interests are a critical factor in this preliminary decision.... [-]


Master of Science in Neuroscience

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

We offer a research-based training program. Graduate students work closely with faculty on research projects, learning how to design, conduct, analyze experiments. Students will also learn to present their work, both in written and oral formats. One particular strength of our department is “behavioral neuroscience” which focuses on the relationship between brain and behavior. Research topics in our department are diverse, including animal social behavior, learning and memory, decision making, addiction, developmental plasticity (including the effects of brain injury, stress, and drugs on brain development), neural coding, motor control, comparative neuroanatomy, comparative behavioral analysis, attention, and robotics. [+]

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We offer a research-based training program. Graduate students work closely with faculty on research projects, learning how to design, conduct, analyze experiments. Students will also learn to present their work, both in written and oral formats. One particular strength of our department is “behavioral neuroscience” which focuses on the relationship between brain and behavior. Research topics in our department are diverse, including animal social behavior, learning and memory, decision making, addiction, developmental plasticity (including the effects of brain injury, stress, and drugs on brain development), neural coding, motor control, comparative neuroanatomy, comparative behavioral analysis, attention, and robotics.... [-]


Master of Science in Remote Sensing

Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48  September 2018 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

The MSc in Remote Sensing enables students to develop advanced research skills in remote sensing. The objective of the program is to accommodate students interested in studying aspects of remote sensing that are not contained in the geographical research domain. These students are often interested in the physics of remote sensing, radiative transfer, and atmospheric remote sensing, or have backgrounds outside of the discipline of geography. [+]

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The MSc in Remote Sensing enables students to develop advanced research skills in remote sensing. The objective of the program is to accommodate students interested in studying aspects of remote sensing that are not contained in the geographical research domain. These students are often interested in the physics of remote sensing, radiative transfer, and atmospheric remote sensing, or have backgrounds outside of the discipline of geography.

The MSc in Remote Sensing is a 24-month research-based program. Students are required to take between two to six courses at a graduate level and complete a thesis. For those who are currently employed in the remote sensing field and are looking for opportunities to upgrade their skills, we also offer part-time (48 months) graduate study option.... [-]


Master

Master of Counselling

Campus September 2018 Canada Lethbridge

As a Master of Counselling student, you will experience a distance program designed to prepare you for a career as a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Psychologist. [+]

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As a Master of Counselling student, you will experience a distance program designed to prepare you for a career as a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Psychologist. In this program you will:

be part of a diverse, distributed learning community, receive a quality education through a blend of online courses and face-to-face components (summer institutes and practicum seminars), experience supervised practice in counseling psychology settings, benefit from a personal and supportive learning environment, study with experienced faculty and practicing counselors.

The 12-course Master of Counselling program is completed over three years in a blended delivery format. Summer term includes an online portion, as well as a two-week face-to-face component in July. Fall and spring courses are offered online. On-campus accommodation is available.... [-]


Master of Education

Campus September 2018 Canada Lethbridge

Our MEd (General) and MEd (Educational Leadership) programs are designed to facilitate the study of critical challenges facing education and to shape how people teach, learn and lead in schools. Education is central to every aspect of humanity, from the intellectual to the aesthetic, the physical to creating a sense of meaningful community with one another. In the Faculty of Education, we go one step beyond that truth. Much of what we do is guided by the belief that studying and improving how we educate children is central not just to the well being of children but to the future of our culture. [+]

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For over 30 years, graduates of the Master of Education program have enhanced their professional practices, made advancements in their careers and shaped their communities.

Our MEd (General) and MEd (Educational Leadership) programs are designed to facilitate the study of critical challenges facing education and to shape how people teach, learn and lead in schools. Education is central to every aspect of humanity, from the intellectual to the aesthetic, the physical to creating a sense of meaningful community with one another. In the Faculty of Education, we go one step beyond that truth. Much of what we do is guided by the belief that studying and improving how we educate children is central not just to the well being of children but for the future of our culture.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Lethbridge

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree program offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate study majoring in Art, New Media and Theatre & Dramatic Arts. Each MFA degree program combines research, theory, and practice relevant to the discipline. Faculty, comprised of artists and scholars, foster an environment of active engagement with material and conceptual investigations in production and performance. The MFA allows graduate students to concentrate on their chosen disciplines and to synthesize their research into a Thesis. [+]

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The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree program offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate study majoring in Art, New Media and Theatre & Dramatic Arts. Each MFA degree program combines research, theory, and practice relevant to the discipline. Faculty, comprised of artists and scholars, foster an environment of active engagement with material and conceptual investigations in production and performance. The MFA allows graduate students to concentrate in their chosen disciplines and to synthesize their research into a Thesis.

Located a short drive from Calgary, the United States border, and the Canadian Rockies, Lethbridge is a growing city that enjoys a diverse geography of prairie, rolling hills, and an expansive natural river valley area. Lethbridge is home to numerous art collectives and a number of contemporary art galleries including the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Casa, Trianon Gallery, Parlour, and the nationally acclaimed Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Several sites for exhibitions are available to graduate students, including the University of Lethbridge Penny Building, which provides a strong downtown presence. The Drama Department’s activities are supported by its outstanding theatre facilities, shops, and studios. The Faculty of Fine Arts produces a robust season of mainstage productions, a student-run season of studio productions, and numerous other theatre events.... [-]


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