Graduate programs

Choice matters. With more than 160 graduate programs, UVic delivers both academic quality and diversity. Our natural setting informs programs that speak to our strengths including environmental studies, earth and ocean sciences and sustainable approaches to business and law.

New graduate offerings reflect areas of emerging interest in health informatics, community development, neuroscience and performing arts. We have deepened our commitment to professional programs designed to launch and advance careers.

We also offer a range of specialized degree programs and diploma and certificate options.

Value-added experiences

UVic’s contribution to cross-disciplinary research and education is growing, along with recognition for our leadership in this area. An individual interdisciplinary program option provides room to chart a course uniquely your own and campus centres of expertise offer access to interdisciplinary research experiences.

UVic is also the largest provider of graduate co-operative education (co-op) in Canada. Alternating academic terms with paid work experience in your field can help you to finance your studies while giving you a career advantage. Co-op can also be a great way to make progress on your research and connect with future employers. It’s just one of the “value-added” experiences available here.

Visit the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services (Co-op and Career) to learn more about co-op and to plan your career pathway.

What’s in this section

Program list & descriptions

Use the program list and descriptions entry page to see our full range of program options. From here, you can also access details about your academic unit of choice.

In addition, consult UVic distance and continuing studies program information.

Course information

Find out more about the courses available to graduate students at UVic.

Academic calendars

Academic calendars are official guides to all UVic programs, services and regulations. The Graduate Calendar is your comprehensive resource for information about UVic graduate degrees and programs, admissions, registration, academic regulations, tuition and fees, degree completion, graduation and more.

From here, you’ll also find access to the

Related information

Admission requirements and deadlines

Stay on top of admission requirements and deadlines to access your program of choice. See what you need to know before you apply.


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