Graduate schools are intended to provide students with the opportunity to conduct focused research and/or profession specific training.  Such programs can be loosely categorized into 3 types:

  • A Classical Master’s degree is research-focused and can be terminal (ending after 2 years) or it can be a stepping stone toward earning a PhD.
    Examples: Master’s programs in Chemistry, English, Geography, and Physics. 
  • An Applied/Course Based Master’s degree requires completion of a specified number of courses with no research (thesis) component.
    Examples:  Public Administration, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology. 
  • A Professional Master’s degree program designed to cross discipline boundaries and employment sectors and to include work that develops skills related to workplace needs.
    Examples:  Library and Information Science, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology.

Helpful Links 

Is Graduate School Right For You?
Canada Graduate Scholarships
McMaster Graduate Studies
Grad School Finder
Find a Master’s Program


Make appointments and
register for events


Explore what SCCE has to offer
you and your company


Student testimonials, guest speakers & SCCE workshops

Contact Us

Here when you
need us