You've decided to attend graduate school or to pursue a professional program, now what?
Deciding to go to graduate school or to enter a professional program is a major life decision. Now that you have decided that this is the right path for you, it's time to look at the next steps.
Your first step is to determine what type of post-graduate credential suits you best:
- Research Masters or PhD streams
- These programs require more independent and focused work in a specialized field of study. You will need to carry out your own research project under the guidance of a faculty supervisor and research committee.
- Applied Masters
- These types of programs are generally course-based with a thesis or capstone project and involve the practical application of the subject discipline. Applied Masters are more career-focused, preparing you for a specific professional career or specialty. Examples of these types of applied programs are Master of Education (MEd) and Master of Business Administration (MBA).
- Professional programs
- Professional programs provide specialized education leading to a profession that is governed by a regulatory body, such as medicine, optometry, dentistry, and law. These may also require a thesis or practicum component.
Common professional and graduate programs
The information below is meant as a guide only. UFV Academic Advising Centre will always do its best to present accurate information, but it is ultimately your responsibility to confirm the transferability of courses by contacting the institution to which you wish to transfer and looking up original, up-to-date resources.
There are many variables to consider when planning your program, to transfer, or pursue further studies at another university.
If you need help, refer to UFV's School of Graduate Studies or book an appointment with an academic advisor.
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