University of Alberta

24 months
10500 CAD/year
5575 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Master of Nursing (MN) program at the University of Alberta was established in 1975. In 2007, it was revised to ensure graduates are well prepared to assume advanced practice roles.


Course planning has taken into account: the complexity of the health care environment; an aging population; increasing prevalence of chronic diseases; health workforce demands; advances in the pedagogical process; and changes in the regulatory environment. 

The Master of Nursing (MN) program at the University of Alberta is pleased to administer many scholarships, bursaries and research and teaching assistantships to Master of Nursing students. These funding opportunities support the student’s program as well as enrich the experience in scholarship and hands on research. Support is primarily intended for full-time students but opportunities also exist for part-time students.

The MN program aims to prepare graduates to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in advanced nursing practice
  • Engage in reflection, to think critically, and to act with scientific integrity in scholarly endeavours
  • Facilitate the learning process and participate in activities that influence health and healthcare policy
  • Understand the interaction of the nursing profession with social, political, economic, and historical forces 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Nature of Nursing Knowledge 
  • Research Foundations 
  • Statistics in Nursing Research 
  • Transforming Practice 
  • Program Planning 
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 
  • Health Care Technology and Innovation 
  • Advanced Pathophysiology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 or the equivalent calculated on the basis of the last 60 course weights (i.e. last two years of full time study).
  • One undergraduate course in statistics and one in research methods with a final grade of B or higher in each.
  • Normally, applicants must have at least one year of clinical experience. Applicants with less than one year of experience can be considered for admission if they have an exceptional GPA.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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