Graduate schools in Canada are generally for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree and want to further their knowledge and research experience. Master's and doctoral (PhD) degrees are greatly valued by employers and can make a huge difference to your earning potential.
Programs at graduate schools in Canada are available in almost any area of study, including law, medicine, teacher education, business administration, natural and applied sciences, veterinary medicine, fine and performing arts, film, dentistry, library sciences, pharmacy, agriculture and bio-resources, computer science, architecture, engineering, nursing, public administration and policy, religious and theological studies, allied health and health sciences, humanities and liberal arts and naturopathic and holistic medicine. The most popular graduate school fields among international students are business and management, engineering, social sciences, psychology and biological and biomedical sciences.
Many Canadian graduate schools have both full-time and part-time study options, and programs may even be offered online. Interdisciplinary, collaborative and joint degrees are also options, allowing you to tailor your graduate studies to fit your personal interests, abilities and aspirations. Graduate schools in Canada all have the same basic goal: to provide advanced-level study and research opportunities for committed students. There are about 75,000 full-time and 40, 000 part-time graduate students in Canada, including over 23,000 international graduate students.
In this section you can learn about how to prepare for, choose, apply to grad schools in Canada. We've also provided information on international student scholarships, accreditation and grad school ranking. Still have questions? Check out our common questions about Canadian grad schools section for some of the frequently asked questions that matter most to international students.