Simon Fraser University - Master's Degree

Simon Fraser University (SFU) has three campuses across Canada. Located in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver, SFU offers a wide range of master's degree programs across eight faculties.
  • Average Tuition CAD 15,500
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • Students 4,000
  • International Students 29.3%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a comprehensive university with campuses in British Columbia, Canada. Offering a wide range of master's degree programs in Computing Science, Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Humanities, Business, Communication and Education, SFU is home to the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Beedie School of Business, Communication, Art and Technology, Education, Environment, Health Sciences and Science. Some of the renowned SFU alumni include Olympic gold medal winners, Daniel Igali and Carol Huynh.
  • 01The office of International Services for Students (ISS) offers international students a wide range of support and services including academic resources, and advising.
  • 02The student-led Global Community Mentorship Program (GCMP) offers international students assistance with transitioning into the college and the Canadian culture.
  • 03SFU is the only Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Master Programs

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    Actuarial Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Risk Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advanced accounting; audit tools and techniques; sampling; risk and control; audit planning; audit function management; laws and regulations; environmental auditing; information technology applications; professional standards and ethics; and specific industry and service sector problems.

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    Archaeology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Archaeology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes.

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    Biochemistry

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biochemistry. The program offers courses that focus on investigating enzyme reactions, mechanisms of gene regulation, chemical signaling pathways, and cellular structure at the molecular level.

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    Bioinformatics

    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living things, and the use of computers to collect, and organize biological information.

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    Biological Sciences

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Biomedical Physiology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of molecular biology, parasitology, and toxicology.

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    Chemistry

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Computing Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Earth Sciences

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Earth Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of contemporary issues and problems on earth earth and the human environment, and geological sciences.

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    Economics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, history of economic thought and political economy.

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    Engineering Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    English

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    French

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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    Geography

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of Geography. The program offers courses that focus on the study of physical processes of the Earth’s vegetation, climate, water and soil systems.

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    Gerontology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Health Sciences

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

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    History

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Humanities

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

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    International Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Kinesiology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Kinesiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of motor behavior, exercise physiology, biomechanics and neuroscience.

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    Liberal Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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    Linguistics

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Linguistics. The program offers courses that focus on how languages are taught and learned; how language competencies are evaluated; how writing is used to perform certain functions; how language is used in specific social contexts; and how government policies influence language practices.

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    Mathematics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechatronic Systems Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Systems Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a variety of engineering problems.

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    Molecular Biology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, evolution, and microbes.

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    Philosophy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Political Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Psychology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Policy

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Policy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the evaluation and analysis of public policies and the issues within.

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    Resource and Environmental Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Resource and Environmental Management

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Sociology and Anthropology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Statistics

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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    Urban Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 251
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 247
  • Maclean's (CA)
    Maclean's (CA) 1
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 264
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 20
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    In addition to the entrance scholarships offered to high-achieving international students enrolling in a full-time master's degree program at SFU, students can also be eligible to apply for a wide range of internal and external merit-based and need-based scholarships and awards.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1965

    Other

    Simon Fraser University is the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the world’s largest college sports association.

    The Location

    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

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      • Testimony
        1990-1994, Double in Arts & Social Science (Economics, Poli Sci, Liberal Arts Cert)

        Intellectual stretching of your mind. Technical concepts taught are not all applicable in market place but SFU is a great place to get simultaneously bombarded and challenged out of one's comfort static mental zones. End result? Helps you in quick, flexible, thinking-on-your-feet analytical abilities.

      • Testimony
        2011-2016, Mechatronics Engineering & Business Administration Double Degree Program

        I am thankful for SFU's competitive Double Degree program, which is preparing me for a future management role in a variety of engineering positions.

      • Testimony
        1991-1995, Strong Co-op Program

        SFU's co-op program gave me my first IT job, and sent me on this wonderful career path. I could still remember the computing labs and the late nights we spent in them, completing our assignments and projects.