Online Master's Degrees in Canada

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Find and compare 114 Online Masters at universities in Canada. Below is a selection of the available study options. Interested in studying a distance learning course? View all 114 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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114 Online Master's degrees in Canada

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
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.Sc. Environmental Practice

This Master of Science in Environmental Practice degree at Royal Roads University is one of a suite of programs offered through the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education (CCEE) which is a result of a partnership between Royal Roads University and the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada).

Environment & Sustainability
M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads University offers master’s degrees comprised of elements from other RRU programs, enabling us to provide an education shaped by your unique aspirations.

Interdisciplinary Studies
Master Global Management

The Master of Global Management (MGM) degree at Royal Roads University delivers a graduate-level international business management education that enables you to develop and demonstrate the abilities required to manage across borders and bridge across cultures, providing you with strong international managerial skills and competencies to succeed in business in Canada or around the world.

Royal Roads University International Study Centre
Postgraduate Certificate Business Development in International Education

The Graduate Certificate in Business Development in International Education at Royal Roads University is a one-year, nine-credit program that focuses on  the increasing need for educational leaders  who can make sound and nimble business decisions about programs, policies, and practices related to international education.

Education & Technology
M.A. Educational Leadership and Management

Our two-year MA in Educational Leadership and Management program at Royal Roads University is designed to help educators develop a critically reflective understanding of school improvement concepts and research. It is a comprehensive Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) approved program that responds to the education sector’s need for qualified management-level professionals.

Education & Technology
Postgraduate Certificate Strategic Human Resources Management

With the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management program at Royal Roads University, you gain the strategic skills and tactical understanding to be an active player at the executive level. Build on existing technical human resources knowledge and learn to effectively manage a diverse workforce in organizations undergoing change.

Executive Education
Postgraduate Diploma Learning and Technology

The Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University is designed to build the knowledge and practical skills of professionals working in the field of technology-mediated education, and meets the growing need for management-level individuals who have the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in program design, development, and evaluation.

Education & Technology
Postgraduate Certificate Organization Design and Development

The Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and Development at Royal Roads University is 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 organization development.

Executive Education
Postgraduate Diploma Disaster and Emergency Management

The Graduate Diploma (GD) in Disaster and Emergency Management program at the Royal Roads Universi is a one-year interdisciplinary degree dedicated to educating both aspiring and existing disaster and emergency management professionals.

Humanitarian Studies
Postgraduate Certificate Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership at Royal Roads University was designed to provide a strong foundation for students to establish and build their leadership skills; examine the theory and practice of personal leadership; and develop an appreciation for open and interconnected systems within organizations and communities.

Leadership Studies
Postgraduate Diploma Global Leadership

The Graduate Diploma in Global Leadership (GDGL) program at Royal Roads University builds on the course content of the Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership program and addresses the need in society to educate and develop emerging and existing leaders in both the private and public sector who are capable of working in global or multicultural contexts.

Leadership Studies
Postgraduate Diploma Environmental Education and Communication

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

Environment & Sustainability
Postgraduate Certificate Environmental Education and Communication

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

Environment & Sustainability
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
Postgraduate Certificate Sustainable Community Development

The six-month Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Community Development at Royal Roads University provides working professionals with a flexible path to improving their practical experience, skills and knowledge in sustainable community development through new thinking, strategy and applied solutions.

Environment & Sustainability
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.A. Tourism Management

The MA in Tourism Management at the Royal Roads University is designed to meet the advanced learning needs of professionals in the broad, diverse tourism industry. The employment focus is on travel generators - that is, on the middle managers and senior leaders who initiate, design, and develop product, and market destinations, events and conferences, and cultural and natural attractions.

Royal Roads University International Study Centre
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 Public Administration (Management) MPA (M)

Designed and delivered by internationally recognized academics and senior public service practitioners, the program's optimal blend of theory, analysis and day-to-day practical learning gives you a unique framework to address the complex national and global issues that leaders and executives face today and in the future.

Graduate Studies
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
Master Accounting

Carleton’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) is a rigorous program that will provide a gateway to a career as a professional accountant. Graduates will be exempt from the CPA Canada Professional Education Program (PEP) and will proceed directly to the CPA Canada Common Final Examination, which is the final step in becoming a chartered professional accountant.

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.

Master Public Health

The School of Public Health and Social Policy is designed to encompass interdisciplinary and inter-professional fields of study. Within this context, health is understood as a resource for everyday living emphasizing social and personal resources as well as physical capacities. 

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 the non-profit sector either locally or internationally. 

Master Public Health

The MPH is a professional course-based degree with a practicum. It is an interdisciplinary program intended to prepare individuals for professional practice and leadership in public health. The program is designed for completion in two academic years of full-time study. Students may also choose to study part-time over a maximum of five years. During their first term in the program, each student is assigned an academic advisor who will mentor them through their core required courses, practical and elective selection.

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.

M.Sc. Biology

The graduate program in the Department of Biology is administered by the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies (Associate Chair), the Departmental Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies (Graduate Coordinator) and Graduate Office Assistant. 

Postgraduate Certificate Renewable Energy Technologies

The  Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies is an advanced program. It is presented at a considerably higher level than the Advanced Diploma and bachelor degree level programs and intending students should be aware of the greater challenge.

M.Sc. Information Systems

Analyze and synthesize information systems concepts and skills and apply management principles to the Information Technology (IT) industry with Athabasca University’s online Master of Science in Information Systems (MSc IS).

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.C.I.Sc. Family Medicine

The Family Medicine program has attracted Family Physicians from Canada and around the world who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and leadership within the discipline of Family Medicine.

Master Nursing

Whether you want to move into a leadership position in health care or broaden the nursing services you can provide, Athabasca University’s online Master of Nursing (MN) program is for you. You can choose between a Generalist stream and a Nurse Practitioner (NP) stream.

Faculty of Health Disciplines
Postgraduate Certificate Graduate Certificate in Public Health Strategic Communications

Health Communication is a multidisciplinary field with the objective to share public health information to multiple audiences. The goals of public health communication is to influence, engage, and support individuals, communities, health professionals, special groups, policy makers and the public to champion, introduce, adopt, or sustain a behavior, practice, or policy that will ultimately improve health outcomes.

Department of Public Health
MHI Master of Health Informatics

The Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program is designed for professionals with backgrounds in public health and/or health care who require more knowledge about computer science and health informatics in order to identify, design and manage informatics solutions relevant to health and health systems. 

M.Ed. Education

For over 30 years, graduates of the Master of Education program have enhanced their professional practices, made advancements in their careers and shaped their communities.

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
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.

M.Sc. Health Informatics

Since 1981, the School of Health Information Science has led the way in health informatics education and research in Canada, and is considered by many a world leader in this field. The research and teaching strengths of the School include the planning, design, implementation, use and evaluation of health information systems in different healthcare settings. 

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.