Balance of Degree Fees

Master’s Students

Master’s students must register and pay fees for a minimum of the equivalent of three terms of full-time registration, except in programs where a longer program length is specified. (This does not apply to master’s programs in the Schulich School of Business.) With respect to total minimum fee requirements for master’s programs that do not have a flat program fee, the program length (in full-time equivalent terms) predetermines the minimum total academic fees that a student must pay prior to graduation. Students who successfully complete a master’s program in less time than the program length will, prior to convocation, be responsible for payment of a balance of degree fee. For the calculation of balance of degree fees, one full-time term is equivalent to two part-time terms, and vice versa.

Students who exceed the program length of a master’s program, or the maximum time limits for completion of a master’s or PhD degree, will be responsible for payment of fees beyond the total minimum fee requirement, as appropriate.

Minimum Time to Completion

3-Term Programs4-Term Programs5-Term Programs6-Term Programs
BiologyDisaster and EmergencyArt HistoryApplied and Industiral Mathematics
ChemistryManagementCinema and Media StudiesConference Interpreting
Computer Science and EngineeringGeographyCommunication and CulturePsychology
Critical Disability StudiesMusicDanceSocial Anthropology
Earth and Space ScienceNursingDesign
EconomicsDevelopment Studies
EducationEnvironmental Studies
EnglishFilm
Études FrançaisesInformation Systems and Technology
Gender, Feminist and Women's StudiesPublic and International Affairs
HealthSocial Work (2-year program)
HistoryTheatre
HumanitiesVisual Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
Kinesiology and Health Science
Law
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy
Physics and Astronomy
Political Science
Science and Technology Studies
Social and Political Thought
Social Work (1-year program)
Socio-Legal Studies
Sociology
Theatre Studies
Translation

Doctoral Students

Doctoral students must register and pay fees for a minimum of the equivalent of six terms of full-time registration. With respect to total minimum fee requirements for PhD programs, students who successfully complete a PhD program in less that the equivalent of six terms of full-time registration will, prior to convocation, be responsible for payment of a balance of degree fee. For calculation of balance of degree fees, one full-time term is equivalent to two part-time terms, and vice versa.