Online Master's Degrees in Canada

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Find and compare 112 Online Masters at universities in Canada. Below is a selection of the available study options. Interested in studying a distance learning course? View all 112 Online Masters's programmes at universities in Canada. You can also read more about Canada.

A Distance-learning master's options provide many opportunities for career advancement. Fully online self-paced study offers employed students the time flexibility needed to balance work and studies. By using the latest advancements in communication technology, online masters open the way to new business opportunities by building networks of students with common goals. Remote studies offer lower tuition fees, while preserving content quality and teacher involvement as on campus master’s programmes.

Studying in Canada

Canada has one of the strongest economies in the world, and Canadians enjoy a high standard of living, as well as an internationally renowned university system.

Distance Learning

Distance or online learning is a mode of study that allows students to study most or all of a course without attending at a campus-based institution. Distance can refer to both material and interaction. Distance learning provides access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both.

During this type of education students communicate with the faculty and other students via e-mail, electronic forums, videoconferencing, chat rooms, bulletin boards, instant messaging and other forms of computer-based interaction.

The programmes often include a online training system and tools to produce a virtual classroom. The tuition fees for distance learning vary from institution to programme to country. It is certain that the student saves expenses related to accommodation and transportation, because you can maintain your current living expenses. Distance learning is also a great solution for people that already have a job, and still want or need further education.

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112 Online Master's degrees in Canada

Postgraduate Diploma Higher Education Administration and Leadership

The Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Administration and Leadership at Royal Roads University is an 18-credit program, completed through our blended learning model of online study with a two-week on-campus residency. For students interested in developing their global perspective, there is an opportunity to specialize in International Education.

Education & Technology
Postgraduate Diploma Educational Leadership and Management

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management at Royal Roads University is a 12-month, 18-credit, six course program designed to build the knowledge and practical skills of professionals working in the private and public education sectors.

Education & Technology
Postgraduate Certificate Global Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership at Royal Roads University is a 5-month program that addresses the need in society to educate and develop professionals and business leaders in both the private and public sector to be capable of working in global or multicultural contexts.

Leadership Studies
Postgraduate Certificate Professional Communication Management

This six-month Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication Management from Royal Roads University will improve your management of internal and external corporate communication, solidify your understanding of stakeholder and public relations and enable you to develop a deeper understanding of social media strategy and governance.

Communication & Culture
M.A. Learning and Technology

The MA in Learning and Technology from Royal Roads University responds to the demand for qualified professionals in the field of technology-mediated learning and education and the need for management level individuals who have the knowledge, skills and ability to assume the leadership roles that are required to plan, design, develop, implement and evaluate contemporary learning environments.

Education & Technology
Postgraduate Diploma Conflict Analysis and Management

The Graduate Diploma (GD) in Conflict Analysis and Management at Royal Roads University is a one-year, interdisciplinary graduate program that provides students with foundations to identify, analyze, and manage intra-group and multi-party conflict in a variety of organizational contexts, including domestic, intercultural, and international environments. 

Humanitarian Studies
M.A. Higher Education Administration and Leadership

The Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership at Royal Roads University is a two-year, 33-credit program that provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective leadership within complex and changing higher educational environments.

Education & Technology
Postgraduate Certificate Values-Based Leadership

This graduate certificate program in Values-Based Leadership from Royal Roads University is designed for people who want to enhance their leadership by aligning their decisions and actions with consciously chosen values through tumultuous times and complex challenges. It is also for those who want to be more confident of the lasting value of their efforts to improve organizations.

Leadership Studies
M.A. Environmental Education and Communication

The Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication program at Royal Roads University will empower you, and give you the depth and insight to lead and motivate others in developing a sustainable, environmentally sound society.

Environment & Sustainability
Postgraduate Certificate Instructional Design

At Royal Roads University, we’ve leveraged our expertise in instructional design to create a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design program to help you build on your academic knowledge as well as your professional experience. Learn how to master the theories and practical applications of today’s technology-enhanced learning environments. 

Education & Technology
M.Sc. Environment and Management

The Master of Environment and Management (MEM) program at Royal Roads University is a graduate degree of interdisciplinary study in either the Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc) designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field. 

Environment & Sustainability
Postgraduate Certificate Corporate Social Innovation

The Graduate Certificate in Corporate Social Innovation at Royal Roads University is a 9-credit program for professionals working in, or consulting with, organizations in all sectors who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, strategies, and expertise in the area of corporate social innovation.

Executive Education
Postgraduate Certificate Executive Coaching

The Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching program from the Royal Roads University provides you with the skills, knowledge and practical tools to effectively coach individuals and organizations towards superior performance.

Executive Education
Postgraduate Diploma Justice Studies

The Graduate Diploma (GD) in Justice Studies at Royal Roads University is a one-year, interdisciplinary graduate program and stresses the importance of a collaborative and problem focused approach to justice.

Humanitarian Studies
Postgraduate Certificate Systems Leadership in Higher Education

The Graduate Certificate in Systems Leadership in Higher Education at Royal Roads University is a seven-month, nine-credit program that provides graduates with the knowledge, skills, tools, and models to lead systems-oriented change in post-secondary institutions.

Education & Technology
Postgraduate Diploma Human Security and Peacebuilding

The Graduate Diploma (GD) in Human Security and Peacebuilding program at Royal Roads University is a one-year, interdisciplinary graduate program that responds to the increasing demand for leadership in humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, conflict management and peacebuilding in international contexts. 

Humanitarian Studies
M.A. Global Leadership

The MA in Global Leadership at Royal Roads University is a two-year blended program comprised of online learning and intensive on-campus residencies designed to build and enhance globally minded leadership and management capabilities.

Leadership Studies
M.A. Disaster and Emergency Management

The MA in Disaster and Emergency Management at Royal Roads University is a two-year interdisciplinary degree dedicated to educating both aspiring and existing disaster and emergency management professionals. The program explores the theoretical foundations of disaster and emergency management as a growing field of practice and study.

Humanitarian Studies
Postgraduate Certificate Change Management

The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Change Management at Royal Roads University is to equip professionals with graduate-level applied, relevant, and theoretical expertise in leading and supporting individuals and organizations through change. 

Executive Education
M.A. Justice Studies

The MA in Justice Studies at Royal Roads University is a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program and stresses the importance of a collaborative and problem focused approach to justice. 

Humanitarian Studies
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration

Learners and faculty with diverse backgrounds come together from all over the world, contributing to a holistic perspective of a global business mind- and skill-set. The Master of Business Administration experience at Thompson Rivers University is a training ground for your future and the limitless opportunities you’ll explore upon graduation.

School of Business and Economics
M.A. Environment and Management

The Master of Environment and Management (MEM) program at Royal Roads University is a graduate degree of interdisciplinary study in either the Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc) designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field.

Environment & Sustainability
M.A. Human Security and Peacebuilding

The MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding program at Royal Roads University is a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program that responds to the increasing demand for leadership in humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, conflict management and peacebuilding in international contexts.

Humanitarian Studies
M.A. Leadership

The MA in Leadership program at Royal Roads University consists of two years of interdisciplinary study. In each year, students focus on relevant, real world problem-solving projects grounded in a rigorous theoretical understanding of the nature of today’s organizations and the changing role of leadership within them.

Leadership Studies
M.A. Conflict Analysis and Management

The MA in Conflict Analysis and Management at Royal Roads Univeris a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program that provides students with foundations to identify, analyze, and manage intra-group and multi-party conflict in a variety of organizational contexts, including domestic, intercultural, and international environments.

Humanitarian Studies
Postgraduate Certificate Project Management

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management program at Royal Roads University will provide you with leading-edge instruction in project management best practices, project leadership, team dynamics and project negotiations. The curriculum delivers the progressive tools you need to contribute and thrive in this rapidly growing profession.

Executive Education
M.A. Intercultural and International Communication

The MA in Intercultural and International Communication program at the Royal Roads University will give graduates the skills necessary to communicate effectively in complex circumstances, through the use of diverse media and communication genres and engaging different audiences across multiple cultural settings.

Royal Roads University International Study Centre
M.B.A. Executive Management

The MBA in Executive Management at Royal Roads University is designed for working professionals, by working professionals. We’ve used our experience in the industry to create a program that gives you the solid foundation required of today’s business leaders, as well as the opportunity to put your learning to work through hands-on practice.

Business
M.A. Environmental Practice

Across the globe environmental professions continue to undergo significant growth and increase in relevance. Our 30 credit totally online Master of Arts in Environmental Practice degree from Royal Roads University prepares students to advance their career and to contribute positively to finding solutions for environmental problems.

Environment & Sustainability
M.A. Professional Communication

The MA in Professional Communication program at Royal Roads University consists of two years of study with an annual three-week on-campus residency at the beginning of each year. Faculty who have expert, real-world experience provide a solid foundation of advanced professional and technical skills that underpin effective leadership in an increasingly communication-driven world.

Communication & Culture
Postgraduate Certificate Advanced Coaching Practices

Each course offered through the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching Practices at Royal Roads University is aligned with the core competencies of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and allows for students to achieve credentialing-required education hours and/or continuing education credits. 

Executive Education
Master Management

Regionally focused and globally connected, the Master of Management degree program, offered by the Faculty of Management at University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, engages with issues directly relevant to your work, organizations and regions. Explore new and nimble ways of leading and managing in a rapidly changing globalized world.

University of British Columbia Faculty of Management
M.Ed. Educational Studies

Your credentials will be recognized worldwide, and you will learn with and from the best! Consistently ranked among the top four faculties of education in Canada, UAlberta’s Faculty of Education is home to award-winning teachers, internationally recognized researchers, educational innovators, and community leaders.

Faculty of Education
M.Sc. Health Sciences Education

An inter-professional program designed for health professionals (i.e., physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, midwives, physician assistants, etc.) and others who wish to develop mastery skills as health professions educators, scholars, and researchers.

M.Ed. Adult Learning and Global Change

The University of British Columbia, in cooperation with collaborating universities in South Africa (University of the Western Cape), Sweden (Linköping University), and Australia (Australian Catholic University), offers an innovative online, coursework-only, professional graduate program in Adult Learning and Global Change.

M.Ed. Elementary Education

The Department of Elementary Education offers a variety of options at the Master's and Doctoral levels. They offer both on-campus programs and online instruction in some of the programs, designed to accommodate the lifestyles of working professionals.

Faculty of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Public Health for Vulnerable Populations

This program focuses on health equity – the absence of unfair and avoidable or remediable differences in health among social groups – and populations who experience a disproportionate burden of health and social disparities in society. A special emphasis is placed on recognition that the human right to health implies the empowerment of disadvantaged communities to exercise the greatest possible control over the factors that determine their health.

Department of Public Health
M.Sc. Food Safety and Quality Assurance

The MSc FSQA program provides advanced training in food safety and quality and other aspects of food science and technology. FSQA students acquire knowledge of the fundamentals of food policy development, Canadian and international food law, applied aspects of total-quality management, food safety management systems, risk analysis, and detection and epidemiology of food borne pathogens

Master Master of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Renison University College is pleased to offer Canada’s first health-focused online Master of Social Work (MSW) program. The MSW Program is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

M.Ed. Education

The Faculty of Education at Lakehead University offers a Master of Education program designed to meet your professional and academic goals and interests. Our Master of Education (MEd) program provides you with a unique learning opportunity, which addresses the current landscape of both education and research. Our program consists of two distinct fields of study, Educational Studies and Education for Change.

M.A. Community Development

Designed with working professionals in mind, the Master of Arts in Community Development (MACD) will build and develop your capacity to become a successful leader in the civil society and social economy, whether you work or volunteer in non-profit, co-operative or community economic development organizations either locally or internationally. 

M.Sc. Nursing

The purpose of this program is to meet the demand for an accessible and relevant Master of Nursing (MN) degree that addresses the needs of adult learners in the nursing profession who wish to continue life-long learning, gain additional credentials, and become leaders in nursing practice, education and research.

Master Public Health

In the Master of Public Health degree, students will focus on current issues in the science and/or service of public health, so that they may gain experience through opportunities in any of the fundamental disciplines that underlie public health. The program is primarily intended to prepare graduates for a career in public health practice.

Master Public Health: Nursing Specialization

In the Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing degree, students will focus on current issues in the science and/or service of public health, so that they may gain experience through opportunities in any of the fundamental disciplines that underlie public health. The program is primarily intended to prepare graduates for a career in public health practice.

Postgraduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Public Health Leadership

The multidisciplinary nature of both health policy and health management presents both challenges and opportunities. This program address problems relevant to health policy, health services delivery, outcome measurement, patient safety, leadership, and organizational management relevant to health care organizations and systems.

Department of Public Health
MPH Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program provides a broad understanding of public health and the knowledge, tools, and skills for management/leadership roles in public health settings. The program highlights evidence-informed practice in public health, sociobehavioural health, environmental health, and public health informatics. 

M.Ed. Early Childhood Education

The early years of a child's life are critical years that play a major role in determining the child's developmental trajectory throughout life. The Early Childhood Education program is offered by the University of British Columbia.

M.A. Integrated Studies

With Athabasca University’s Master of Arts in Integrated Studies (MA-IS), you will learn to think holistically, critically and reflectively. You will find the connections and points of overlap between specialized and generalized knowledge.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
M.B.A. Business Administration

Athabasca University launched the first fully interactive online MBA program in the world, and since then has continued to build a legacy of online excellence in graduate management education. Today, AU’s MBA remains one of Canada’s largest online MBA programs.

Postgraduate Diploma Business Administration

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration utilizes an online learning environment that lets you study when it is convenient to your schedule, from wherever you are. Whether you want the business basics or a stepping stone to a Beedie MBA, the GDBA gets you a step up towards your career goals.

Beedie School of Business
M.Sc. Occupational Therapy Post Professional

Our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy – Post-Professional program is designed for practicing occupational therapists. You can realize your own potential to lead, practice and create new knowledge with our flexible, online program.

Graduate Studies
Master Counselling

Athabasca University’s online Master of Counselling (MC) is designed to meet the graduate academic requirements for professional counsellors or counselling psychologists.

Faculty of Health Disciplines
Master Conference Interpreting

The new Master of Conference Interpreting (MCI) program at Glendon seeks to prepare a new generation of skilled and knowledgeable professionals for a rewarding career in this dynamic, fast-paced field.

Master Master of Health Evaluation (MHE)

The Master of Health Evaluation (MHE) program is designed for professional evaluators and practicing health professionals seeking exciting careers in future health care decision-making. Graduates will be adept at evaluative thinking, well versed in systems science, evaluation theory and methods, and possess excellent skills in communication and stakeholder engagement. 

M.H.M. Health Management

The solid academic foundation of the Master of Health Management program comes from the partnership of the DeGroote School of Business and the School of Rehabilitation Science.

M.Sc. Mathematics And Science Teaching

If you're a working elementary or middle-school teacher, the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching will help you get comfortable with the new mathematics curriculum, rediscover chemistry, biology, physics and earth science and connect with other teachers in a positive and friendly environment.

Master Health Studies

Prepare for a leadership position in the health system with Athabasca University’s Master of Health Studies (MHS). This online program will give you the skills to discern emerging trends and provide leadership to health systems and organizations.

Faculty of Health Disciplines
Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Epidemiology

Clinical epidemiology concerns the advancement and application of health research knowledge for clinical decisions, and is integral to evidence-based medicine.

Master Counselling

As a Master of Counselling student you will experience a distance program designed to prepare you for a career as a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Psychologist.

Master Public Health and Health Systems

As part of the School of Public Health and Health Systems, you will be immersed in leading research, and gain the skills to tackle some of the biggest health concerns of today. Beside our leading researchers, you will learn how to integrate perspectives from multiple disciplines as well as discover how to use research to design, implement, and evaluate health programs, policies and services.