School of Graduate Studies

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 Flex-time
Doctor of Philosophy in Education 4 years not available
Master of Arts in History (1 year MRP) 1 year not available
Master of Arts in Sociology (1 year MRP) 2 years not available
Master of Science in Mathematics (1 year MRP) 2 years 2 years + 6 flex terms
Master of Science in Kinesiology 2 years not available
Master of Environmental Science / Master of Environmental Studies (1 year MRP) 2 years 2 years + 6 flex terms
Master of Education 2 years 2 years + 6 flex terms

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.

Graduate Coordinator/Chair:

Master of Arts in History - GradHist@nipissingu.ca | Dr. Stephen Connor

Master of Arts in Sociology - GradSoc@nipissingu.ca | Dr. Trevor Smith

Master of Environmental Sciences/Studies - GradEnviro@nipissingu.ca | Dr. James Abbott

Master of Science in Kinesiology - GradKin@nipissingu.ca | Dr. Barbi Law

Master of Science in Mathematics - GradMath@nipissingu.ca | Dr. Alexandre Karassev

Master of Education & PhD in Education - GradEd@nipissingu.ca | Dr. Kurt Clausen

Staff

Full-time Faculty