Future graduate students

Fikile Nxumalo and child
PhD grad Fikile Nxumalo with UVic child care participant.

Our MA and PhD graduates take leadership roles at provincial, national, and international levels in the broad field of child and youth care.

Learn more about our MA and PhD programs or read our graduate student profiles.

Overall graduate program objectives

Our graduate programs will give you opportunities to:

  • work within a child and youth care perspective that integrates theory, research, and practice and expands on your experience in the field
  • develop approaches for promoting health and well-being within child and youth care work motivated by vision, passion, and compassion
  • achieve the knowledge, skills, and self-development needed to successfully challenge and transform your learning and work

Flexible program delivery

  • Customize your program by choosing electives and a practicum that will advance your own research and practice interests.
  • Take electives at other institutions through the Western Deans Agreement.
  • Stay in your home community for your practicum and thesis work.

Teaching and research assistant opportunities

Graduate students are eligible to apply for a limited number of TA and RA positions each year. Sessional teaching opportunities are also available for our PhD students.

Financial assistance

Financing your education is easier than you think. UVic is offering more scholarships, grants and awards to more students than ever before. Learn about financial assistance.