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.