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 & Emergency ManagementArt HistoryConference Interpreting
ChemistryFinancial AccountabilityCinema & Media StudiesGeography
Civil EngineeringHuman Resources ManagementCommunication & CultureMathematics & Statistics Applied & Industrial MSc
Critical Disability StudiesKinesiology & Health Science MFScDance MFANursing — HCNP
Dance MAMechanical EngineeringDesignPsychology
Earth & Space ScienceMusicDevelopment StudiesPublic Policy, Administration & Law (part-time)
EconomicsDigital Media
Education (full-time)Environmental Studies
Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceFilm
EnglishInformation Systems & Technology
Études FrançaisesMaster of Leadership & Community Engagement (part-time professional) - Education
Gender, Feminist & Women's StudiesNursing MScN
HealthPublic & International Affairs
HistorySocial Anthropology
HumanitiesSocial Work (2-year program)
Interdisciplinary StudiesTheatre
Kinesiology & Health Science MA/MScVisual Arts
Law
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
Mathematics & Statistics MA
Philosophy
Physics & Astronomy
Political Science
Public Policy, Administration & Law (full-time)
Science & Technology Studies
Social & Political Thought
Social Work (1-year program)
Socio-Legal Studies
Sociology
Theatre & Performance Studies
Translation Studies

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.