Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies

Graduate studies at UFV

Master in-demand skills and achieve your professional goals

UFV is committed to excellence through professional graduate programs that serve the diverse needs of the Fraser Valley region and beyond. As a regionally based university, UFV places paramount priority on students and their learning needs and goals.

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Child Life & Community Health — certificate

This 15-credit program will prepare students to meet the professional requirements of the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) to become eligible to write the Child Life Certification Exam.

Criminal Justice — Master of Arts

This 32- or 33-credit program is designed especially for individuals looking to combine their academic and professional experience in the areas of criminal justice, social justice, and/or community justice in a way that suits their career plans. 

Master of Education in Leadership and Mentorship

Are you a certified K-12 educator? Develop the skills and knowledge to pursue innovative and sustainable leadership and mentorship roles in your school or district. 

Migration & Citizenship — certificate and diploma 

Earn a certificate or a diploma in this flexible program, while pursuing different career or education goals. Utilize multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to investigate human movement, resettlement, and belonging in their contemporary and historical contexts, both globally and with a particular focus on the Canadian experience. For more information please contact

Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning — certificate

Learn how to bring mindfulness programs based on research and best practices to sectors such as health, education, workplace training, and the criminal justice system. 

Program Evaluation — certificate

Learn to evaluate projects, policies, programs, regulations, and other initiatives in order to determine their relevance, success, and cost-effectiveness.

Social Work — Master of Social Work

UFV's two-year Master of Social Work (MSW) equips you with the advanced practice knowledge and skills you need to move into a leadership role.

Social Work — Master of Social Work - Indigenous Focus

In partnership between UFV and Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt, B.C.), this MSW program is a six-semester, two-year program comprised of 30 credits, including a 450-hour practicum. Preference is given to Indigenous NVIT graduates of the BSW program, and if space permits, preference will also be given to Indigenous graduates from other BSW programs.

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