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Charges for thesis and non-thesis programs

In thesis programs, students are charged a flat rate based on 15 credits per term if they are registered full-time.

In non-thesis programs, students are charged a flat rate (based on 15 credits per term) if they are registered full-time, or a per credit rate if they are registered for less than 12 credits.


In the MLIS, STM, MA in Counselling Psychology (non-thesis), MSc Public Health, MScA in Nursing, MScA in Occupational Therapy, MScA in Physical Therapy, M.A. Teaching and Learning, MEd programs, students are charged strictly per credit. Students in the MBA Program are subject to a flat rate tuition rate structure (but with ancillary fees based on credits taken).

Part-time, Qualifying, Special, Diploma and Certificate students will be charged tuition fees at the per credit rate and will be subject to student society fees, student services fees, registration and transcripts charges, and information technology charges.

Students who have completed the residency requirements for their program and yet have not completed the program requirements are required to be registered in a supplementary session. Students in thesis programs are classified as “Additional session”, whereas students in non-thesis programs are classified as “Non-thesis Extension”. Students who have submitted their initial thesis will be classified as “thesis evaluation”. See Thesis deadlines for details. Fees associated with these statuses can be found under Graduate studies fee tables 2017-2018 and will be charged on a term by term basis. Please refer to sections 4.1.1 and 4.2.1 Residence requirements for Master’s and Doctoral programs in the General Information, Regulations and Research guidelines in the Graduate Calendar for further information.

In the summer term, students with a status of "continuing" in a thesis program are not charged fees unless they are enrolled in courses which are considered extra to their program. Students who are Additional Session, or Thesis Evaluation in the summer will be charged a flat rate, please refer to the fee tables found under Graduate studies fee tables 2017-2018. Students in a non-thesis program taking courses in the summer will be charged tuition and fees.

Student Society and departmental or faculty based fees are summarized by viewing the fees for the program at Graduate Tuition & Fees.

Post-doctoral non-unionized candidates are charged fees for membership to the Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) as well as the PGSS Health & Dental Insurance plan and Student Services Fees.

*Note: To find definitions of the different categories of students (half-time, non-thesis etc.) used by Graduate and Postdoctoral studies, refer to "Categories of Students" in the Graduate and Postdoctoral studies course calendar, under the chapter "Regulations". The course calendar can be found here.

Students in Graduate Programs Taking "Extra" Courses

Students who wish to take courses that are considered to be "extra" to their primary program must request, in writing to their department, to have those courses flagged as extra to their program. These students will be required to pay additional tuition and ancillary fee charges. The assessment of fees will be processed as students register and finalized after normal course add/drop deadlines have passed.