The University of Alberta’s vision is to inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the world’s great universities for the public good. Today, the university is recognized as a leading educator and generator of new ideas and is ranked one of the world’s top 100, and one of Canada’s top five, universities.

The university is a diverse multi-campus academy providing a vibrant and supportive learning and research environment, delivering instructional excellence through on-campus and distance delivery to over 37,000 students in over 370 graduate and undergraduate programs spanning 18 faculties.

Attracting over $4.6 billion in sponsored research funding over the last decade, the university has a reputation for excellence in research, teaching, scholarship and creative activity across diverse areas of impact. This includes energy, environment and climate change, science and technology, health and wellness, food and bio-resources, social structures and systems and humanities and fine arts. The university is also home to a number of world-leading institutes and initiatives, including the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, the Alberta Transplant Institute, the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute and Future Energy SystemsThe university has robust co-op, internship, and community service-learning programs and engages in over 600 formal teaching, research and student mobility programs with governments, organizations and institutions in over 80 countries. These programs offer experiential learning opportunities for students and foster a global exchange of talent and expertise, expanding the university’s capacity to address complex global issues.


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Source: University of Alberta (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)




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Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).


Academic Programs



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Degree(s) Granted


Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science MAg (Course-based), MSc, PhD Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine MSc Medicine & Dentistry
Anthropology MA, PhD Arts
Art and Design MA, MDes , MFA, PhD Arts
Biochemistry MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Biological Sciences MSc, PhD Science
Biomedical Engineering MSc, PhD Engineering
Medicine & Dentistry
Business (Doctoral Level) PhD Alberta School of Business
Business (Master’s Level) MBA , MBA-MAg (Course-based), MBA-MEng (Course-based), MBA-MF (Course-based), MBA-MLIS (Course-based), MBA-BSc in Pharmacy (Course-based), MBA-PharmD (Course-based), MBA-JD (Course-based), MD-MBA (Course-based), MAcc (Course-based), MFM, PMC Alberta School of Business
Campus St-Jean: Etudes canadiennes MA Campus Saint-Jean
Campus St-Jean: Etudes en langue et culture MEd Campus Saint-Jean
Cell Biology MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Chemical and Materials Engineering MEng (Course-based), MBA-MEng (Course-based), MSc, PhD Engineering
Chemistry MSc, PhD Science
Civil and Environmental Engineering MSc, MEng (Course-based), PhD Engineering
Communication Sciences and Disorders MSc, MSc/PhD Rehabilitation Medicine
Communications and Technology MA Extension
Community Engagement MA Extension
Comparative Literature Arts
Computing Science MSc, PhD Science
Dentistry MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Digital Humanities (effective July 1, 2018 name change from Humanities Computing) MA, MA-MLIS Arts
Drama MA, MFA, PhD Arts
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences MA, MSc, PhD Science
East Asian Studies MA Arts
Economics MA, PhD Arts
Educational Policy Studies MEd, EdD, PhD, PBC Education
Educational Psychology MEd, PhD Education
Educational Studies MEd Education
Electrical and Computer Engineering MSc, MEng (Course-based), MBA-MEng (Course-based), PhD Engineering
Elementary Education MEd, EdD, PhD Education
English and Film Studies MA, PhD Arts
Health Sciences Education MEd Education
Medicine & Dentistry
History and Classics MA, PhD Arts
Human Ecology MA, MSc, PhD Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences
Humanities Computing (effective July 1, 2018 name change to Digital Humanities) MA, MA-MLIS Arts
Internetworking MSc Science
Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation MA, MSc, MCoach, PhD, PBC Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Law LLM, PhD, MBA-JD (Course-based) Law
Library and Information Studies, School of MLIS, MA-MLIS, MBA-MLIS (Course-based) Education
Linguistics MSc, PhD Arts
Mathematical and Statistical Sciences MSc, PhD Science
Mechanical Engineering MSc, MEng (Course-based), PhD Engineering
Medical Genetics MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Medical Microbiology and Immunology MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Medicine MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Modern Languages and Cultural Studies MA, PhD Arts
Multimedia MSc Science
Music MA, MMus, DMus, PhD Arts
Native Studies MA, PhD Native Studies
Neuroscience MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Nursing MN, PhD Nursing
Obstetrics and Gynecology MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Occupational Therapy MSc Rehabilitation Medicine
Oncology MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Pediatrics MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Pharmacology PhD, MSc Medicine & Dentistry
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc, PhD Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy MA, PhD Arts
Physical Therapy MSc, MSc/PhD Rehabilitation Medicine
Physics MSc, PhD Science
Physiology MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Political Science MA, PhD Arts
Psychiatry MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Psychology MA, MSc, PhD Arts
Public Health, School of MPH (Course-based), MSc, PhD Public Health, School of
Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Rehabilitation Medicine MSc, PhD, MSc/PhD, PBC Rehabilitation Medicine
Religious Studies MA, PhD Arts
Renewable Resources MAg (Course-based), MBA-MAg (Course-based), MBA-MF (Course-based), MF, MSc, PhD Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences
Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology MAg (Course-based), MBA-MAg (Course-based), MSc, PhD Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences
Secondary Education MEd, EdD, PhD Education
Sociology MA, PhD Arts
Surgery MSc, PhD Medicine & Dentistry
Women’s and Gender Studies MA Arts

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.