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 Industrial Mathematics
ChemistryFinancial AccountabilityCinema and Media StudiesCivil Engineering
Computer Science and EngineeringHuman Resources ManagementCommunication and CultureConference Interpreting
Critical Disability StudiesKinesiology and Health Science MFScDanceGeography
Earth and Space ScienceMusicDesignMechanical Engineering
EconomicsNursingDevelopment StudiesNursing — HCNP
EducationDigital MediaPsychology
EnglishEnvironmental StudiesPublic Policy, Administration & Law (part-time)
Études FrançaisesFilm
Gender, Feminist and Women's StudiesInformation Systems and Technology
HealthMaster of Leadership and Community Engagement
HistoryNursing (effective Fall 2015)
HumanitiesPublic and International Affairs
Interdisciplinary StudiesSocial Anthropology
Kinesiology and Health Science MA/MScSocial Work (2-year program)
LawTheatre
Linguistics and Applied LinguisticsVisual Arts
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy
Physics and Astronomy
Political Science
Public Policy, Administration & Law (full-time)
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.