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Graduate Studies


Master of Arts in History
The Master of Arts in History program consists of course work, a Major Research Paper, and a presentation of research at the annual Graduate Student Conference.
Master of Arts in Sociology
Our Master of Arts in Sociology - Applied Social Research degree will focus on the application of social theories and research methodologies that assist in understanding and addressing the social problems and challenges of northern and rural communities, including Indigenous communities, in Canada and around the world.
Master of Education
Designed for educators and other professionals who want to deepen their critical thinking and bring a richer understanding to their professional roles, the Master of Education degree is targeted at the twenty-first century learner.
Master of Environmental Sciences / Master of Environmental Studies
Our MESc/MES programs take a unique interdisciplinary approach by integrating ideas and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to explore and address environmental issues.
Master of Science in Kinesiology
Our Master of Science in Kinesiology program offers a variety of unique features that make it distinct from other programs within the province of Ontario.
Master of Science in Mathematics
Our Master of Science in Mathematics program consists of course work plus a Major Research Paper, and is offered as both a one-year full-time program as well as on a flex-time basis.
PhD in Education with a focus on Educational Sustainability
Our PhD in Education provides opportunities to contribute to educational research and discourse while earning a degree that facilitates leadership in a variety of fields including, but not limited to, education, health, social work, and administration.

School of Graduate Studies at Nipissing University

The mission of our School of Graduate Studies is to define and support excellence in graduate education at Nipissing University. To achieve this goal, the primary roles and functions of the School of Graduate Studies are to articulate a vision of excellence for the graduate community, to provide an inter-university perspective on graduate education, to enhance the intellectual and research community of scholars among graduate students and graduate faculty and to serve as an advocate for graduate education and graduate students within the institution.​

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Time-to-Completion

Academic Year

The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term. In the following table, a year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer. Please note that only the Master of Education, Master of Environmental Science and Master of Environmental Studies graduate programs offer the flex-time completion option.

Program Full-time Max Flex-time Max Part-time Max
Doctor of Philosophy in Education 6 years not available not available
Master of Arts in History
(1 year MRP)
2 years not available 6 years
Master of Science in Mathematics
(1 year MRP)
2 years not available 6 years
Master of Environmental Science / Master of Environmental Studies
(1 year MRP)
2 years not available 6 years
Master of Environmental Science / Master of Environmental Studies
(2 year Thesis)
3 years 3-4 years 6 years
Master of Education
(2 year Thesis/MRP/Course Based)
2 years
(option to extend an extra year)
3-4 years 6 years

Tuition and Fees

Funding and Financial Aid - Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

​Funding is available to graduate students from both internal and external sources. Internal funding includes teaching/research assistantships, faculty research grants, and Nipissing Graduate Scholarships. The value of these scholarships varies. Students are also encouraged to compete for scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), the Canada Graduate Scholarship, and the Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship.

Graduate Information Session

Each year, we host a graduate information session for prospective graduate students at our North Bay campus (date and room to be confirmed). This session will provide an opportunity to gain more information on available graduate programs, funding and research opportunities. Students will also have the opportunity to meet prospective graduate advisors, tour graduate facility and learn more about services available at Nipissing.​​​ Click here for more information about our Graduate Information Session.

School of Graduate Studies Events Calendar

Stay up-to-date on what our School of Graduate Studies is up to by checking out the upcoming events in our calendar! Click here to visit the School of Graduate Studies Events Calendar.

Three Minute Thesis Competition

3MT is a university wide competition for Masters and Doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide. The three minute thesis competition provides graduate students with an opportunity to refine skills that can be transferred after graduation to diverse career paths. Distilling research into a clear form, without over-simplifying or making overly-complex, and highlighting the wider implications of this research are important skills to carry into post-graduate employment and public service. Click here for more information about the Three Minute Thesis Competition.

Thesis Defence Dates

Students, faculty, staff and administrators from other Nipissing University campuses who are interested in attending a defence via videoconference should contact the School of Graduate Studies by email at sgs@nipissingu.ca at least one day prior to the defence. Click here to visit the School of Graduate Studies Events Calendar, which includes thesis defence dates.

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