Our graduates are prepared for leadership and practice in varied roles and settings, in local and global contexts, and with diverse populations through integration of nursing education and research. Infused with curiosity and driven by passionate determination, we embrace opportunities for innovation that will transform health systems for the future.
Our thesis-based program offers a focused supervised research experience. This Master of Nursing degree will prepare registered nurses for advanced practice in focused areas that may include direct clinical practice, education, or health policy and leadership.
Outcomes and next steps
Healthcare, community health, advanced practice nursing, pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, acute care, ICU, oncology, palliative care, maternal/child health, NICU, pulmonary care, clinical simulation, nursing research, nursing education, critical incident stress, health policy, spiritual care.
A master’s degree in nursing will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Topics include philosophical and theoretical knowledge, evidence-informed nursing, quantitative and qualitative research and others.
Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Admission requirements and information
Requirements for the Nursing Program
A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
Registered nurse holding CPR certification at the Basic Rescuer or Basic Cardiac Life Support or 'C' level.
A four-year baccalaureate degree, normally in nursing, along with:
One undergraduate course in research methodology
One undergraduate course in statistics
Evidence of active nursing registration in Alberta through CARNA—College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
A security/police clearance letter
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuiing Fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply after the first full year of studies.
There is no guaranteed funding offered for this program. Information regarding scholarship and award applications can be found at this link - http://www.grad.ucalgary.ca/awards. Students are also encouraged to seek external funding to support their studies.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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