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Master of Nursing [M.N]

 2 years
 full time
 on campus
 Course & Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers a Master of Nursing for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.
  • Nursing is an intense program intended to challenge students and prepare them as leaders in the current dynamic health care environment.
  • The Master of Nursing program aims to prepare students to:
    • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in advanced nursing practice.
    • Engage in reflection, to think critically, and to act with scientific integrity in scholarly endeavors.
    • Facilitate the learning process and participate in activities that influence health and healthcare policy.
    • Understand the interaction of the nursing profession with social, political, economic, and historical forces.
  • Students should complete at least 3 courses per year and take 11 courses (including 1 elective course).
  • All students in the Nursing program have to select one of these routes:
    • Master of Nursing (Thesis-Based)
    • Or, Master of Nursing (Course-Based)
  • The thesis-based route is an opportunity for intensive research education, consist of 10 core courses and a thesis.
  • It provides knowledge about particular content, research method and students work closely with their supervisors to complete the research.
  • The maximum time for completion is 4 years for a thesis-based program and 6 years for the course-based program.
  • Course-based students complete a capping exercise (scholarly project) and are congruent with the student's area of study and may address topics such as clinical outcomes, evidence-based practice, total quality improvement.
  • The university consists of 50 tenure-track faculty members, 42 faculty lecturers, and 97 sessional lecturers.
  • The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta is one of the largest nursing education institutions in the country focused on providing world-class education and cutting-edge research. 
  • The faculty have won multiple teaching and research awards at the local, provincial and national level, including 3M Teaching Award, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, etc.
  • Job opportunities after Master of Nursing are Orthopedic Nursing, Public Health Nursing, etc and the average salary goes up to 60,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 12,670 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or the equivalent calculated on the last 2-year of full-time study.
  • One UG course should be in statistics and one in research methods with a final grade of B or higher.
  • Students who want to take entry-to-practice as a Nurse Practitioner should have a UG level Health History and Physical Assessment course with a minimum mark of B. 
  • Students with degrees or qualifications in a language other than English must demonstrate English language proficiency test results. 

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Students must have at least 1-year of clinical experience.
  • Students with less than 1-year of experience can also be considered for admission if they have an exceptional GPA.
  • If students have any work experience then the chances of accepting the applications are more.


Students without related academic experience or RN work experience students are also encouraged to apply, given they may focus only on the following areas such as:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Leadership

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first-class (60% marks) in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) in the recent 2-years of full-time study.

Submission of GRE scores is optional for this program, however, if students have taken the GRE exam then it is recommended to submit the GRE scores for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and awards, publications, relevant work, and volunteer experience.
  • Online Application: Students have to complete an online application form for graduate admission.
  • Official Transcript: Submit copies of an official transcript from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Official Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
  • Three Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters which contain 1 academic and 2 work references.
  • Personal Statement: This is a short statement (approximately one page) that details why the applicant is pursuing graduate studies with this department, their research interests, and why they would be a suitable candidate.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

Application Deadline

Feb 15

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$5459$5459
Health and wellness$420$420
Other fees$456$456
Total fees$6335$6335

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700


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Ranked #18/ 100

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • A student VISA is required to study in Canada and work on-campus and off-campus.
  • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance
    • Proof of financial support
    • Passport photos

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada and students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

  • On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.
  • Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Career and Placement after Course

Job opportunities for Master of Nursing Students are:

  • Orthopedic Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Military Nursing
  • Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing.
  • Industrial Nursing/ Occupational
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Forensic Nurse Consultant

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