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Find and compare 103 Online Masters at universities in Canada. Below is a selection of the available study options. Interested in studying a distance learning course? View all 103 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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103 Online Master's degrees in Canada

Postgraduate Certificate Business Administration

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration at York University teaches students valuable competencies for the business world, through academic courses and applied group projects, based on real-life cases and clients. Students will deal with a wide range of courses, like Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Project Management, Organisational Communication, and Financial Information.

Postgraduate Certificate Accounting

York University's Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of accounting and the professional competencies critical to success in getting hired and promoted. This York University School of Continuing program responds to the growing needs of industry professionals and employers by offering formal, flexible and accessible accounting education, skill validation and credentialing.

Postgraduate Certificate Data Analytics

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Analytics (PBCDA) is offered by Athabasca University's Faculty of Science and Technology. This certificate program is intended to provide professional development for those already working in the Information Technology field. It focuses on the data analytics teams as well as on the technical skills and tools required to analyze data.

Faculty of Science and Technology
Postgraduate Certificate Accounting

York University's Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of accounting and the professional competencies critical to success in getting hired and promoted. This York University School of Continuing program responds to the growing needs of industry professionals and employers by offering formal, flexible and accessible accounting education, skill validation and credentialing.

MHS Health Studies

The Master of Health Studies offered by Athabasca University is open to all health professionals with an undergraduate degree in a health field.

Faculty of Health Disciplines
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.A. Leadership - Health

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation in order to achieve full admission to their field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

School of Business
Postgraduate Diploma Educational Leadership and Management

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management 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
M.Ed. Educational Studies

The Master of Education in Educational Studies (MES) is a part-time, course-based graduate degree program designed for working professionals who want to further their knowledge and enhance their skills in the areas of leadership and school improvement.

Faculty of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Professional Communication Management

Whether it is managing social media, dealing with an issue, or building relationships with stakeholders, the role of the corporate communication professional is more complex than ever. This six-month Graduate Certificate 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 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
M.Ed. Distance Education

Athabasca University’s Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) program is one of the oldest graduate programs in distance education. Established in September 1994, its primary focus is on the fields of distance education and training—learning that helps students overcome the barriers of time and space. Distance education and training are rapidly expanding fields and indicators point to their continued and steady growth well into the future.

Postgraduate Diploma Conflict Analysis and Management

The Graduate Diploma (GD) in Conflict Analysis and Management 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. To accomplish this, the program stresses a holistic, systemic, cross-cultural approach to conflict analysis and management.

Humanitarian Studies
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 partner universities in South Africa (University of the Western Cape), Sweden (Linköping University), and Australia (Monash University) offers an innovative online, coursework-only Master of Education (MEd) in Adult Learning and Global Change (ALGC).

Postgraduate Certificate Values-Based Leadership

This graduate certificate program 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.Sc. Environmental Practice

This program 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
Master Elementary Education

The Master of Education program is an advanced degree for educators who are concerned with professional matters of curriculum, teaching, and pedagogy. This program prepares educators for positions as master teachers, consultants, supervisors, clinicians and other school and school district personnel.

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

M.A. Leadership - Business Stream in Langley

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation in order to achieve full admission to their field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

School of Business
M.Ed. Leadership, Societies, and Languages

Leadership, societies, and languages all shape education and are shaped by education. Students in this Leadership, Societies, and Languages program at Bishop’s University will further their scholarly and professional development as administrators, educational leaders, educators, and researchers, while engaging with the social, historical, cultural, and linguistic dimensions of education. 

School of Education
Postgraduate Certificate Instructional Design

The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design is a 9-credit program consisting of three online courses that use a collaborative educational model. Each course is nine weeks long, with a one week break between courses. The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design also provides an opportunity to earn credits towards your Master of Arts in Learning and Technology or the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Education & Technology
M.Sc. Environment and Management

The Master of Environment and Management (MEM) program 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.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.Sc. Nursing

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation in order to achieve full admission to their field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam. 

School of Nursing
Master Public Health

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the health of society? Do you believe that food security, housing and access to education are basic human rights for all citizens? Are you interested in collective action to improve the health of the population?

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. 

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.

Postgraduate Certificate Executive Coaching

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

Executive Education
Postgraduate Certificate Systems Leadership in Higher Education

The Graduate Certificate in Systems Leadership in Higher Education 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 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. Peacebuilding is viewed as a broad concept which emphasises social transformation integrating short-term (development) initiatives into long-term, sustainable peace processes.

Humanitarian Studies
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
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 Diploma Architecture

The graduate level Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (PBDA) from Athabasca University explores advances in sustainable environmental design and urban theory as well as management theory and practice.

Faculty of Science and Technology
Master Physical Therapy

The first program of its kind in Canada, the MClSc program is a one-year (three terms) course-based master's program offering an opportunity for experienced health-care professionals to obtain advanced training in a clinical specialty.

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. A significant body of research literature has documented the importance of early childhood education and the difference that quality early childhood education makes in these early formative years.

MAIS Integrated Studies

The Master of Arts – Integrated Studies program is offered by Athabasca University. It offers students a unique opportunity to engage in a program of study that spans the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate Environmental Education and Communication

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education and Communication program 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 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
Postgraduate Certificate Change Management

The Graduate Certificate in Change Management 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 Change Management

Executive Education
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 Certificate Sustainable Community Development

Designed for working professionals seeking graduate-level education, this six-month blended certificate in sustainable community development builds leadership, knowledge and practical experience through a real-world project and interdisciplinary approach to the social, ecological and economic implications of change at the community level.

Environment & Sustainability
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.A. Environment and Management

The Master of Environment and Management (MEM) program 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 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.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 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 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.A. Leadership, Societies and Language

Leadership, societies, and languages all shape education and are shaped by education. Students in this Leadership, Societies, and Languages program at Bishop’s University will further their scholarly and professional development as administrators, educational leaders, educators, and researchers, while engaging with the social, historical, cultural, and linguistic dimensions of education. 

School of Education
M.A. Leadership

The MA in Leadership program 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. Leadership - Non-Profit

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation in order to achieve full admission to their field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

School of Business
M.A. Conflict Analysis and Management

The MA in Conflict Analysis and Management is 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 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
Postgraduate Certificate Technology-Based Learning

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning (PBCTBL) is offered by Athabasca University's Centre for Distance Education. Technology-based learning is an ever expanding and developing field with changing needs. As distance education and technology-based learning evolves, practitioners are seeking technology-based tools in teaching and training. Professional educators with these skills are in high demand.

M.B.A. Business Administration

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation in order to achieve full admission to their field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

School of Business
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.

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. Counselling Psychology

The Faculty of Behavioural Sciences Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) is a 30-month online and practicum-based program that prepares graduates for a career in the field of counselling psychology.

M.A. Leadership - Education

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation in order to achieve full admission to their field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

School of 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 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 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 Diploma Counselling

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Counselling (PBDC) program offered by Athabasca University focuses on the fundamentals of counselling psychology, theory, and practice.

Faculty of Health Disciplines
Postgraduate Diploma Management

The Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management (PBDM) from Athabasca University is awarded after successful completion of the Executive MBA program’s Phase One courses and comprehensive exam.

Faculty of Business