Simon Fraser University - Master's Degree

Simon Fraser University (SFU), with campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — has grown into Canada’s leading comprehensive university. SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and more than 45 graduate programs that lead to degree or diploma through its faculties of Applied Sciences; Arts & Social Sciences; Business; Communication, Art & Technology; Education; Environment; Health Sciences; and Science.

  • Average Tution CAD 15,500
  • Acceptance Rate 60%
  • Students 4,000
  • International Students 29.3%
  • Total Cost CAD 15,469
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 27:1

School Description

Simon Fraser University (SFU), established in 1965, is named after an early explorer, Simon Fraser. SFU started out with 2,500 students and its early structure at the Burnaby Mountain campus was designed by Canadian architects Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey.

Today, SFU has three distinctive campuses with 30,000 students, 6,500 faculty and staff, and 130,000 alumni and has matured into one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. SFU consistently ranked among Canada’s top comprehensive universities.

Master Programs

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Business Administration

    CAD 22,202 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Business Administration, Northwestern

    CAD 26,221 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Business Administration - Management of Technology

    CAD 21,633 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of engineering principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and manufacturing operations, and prepares individuals to plan and manage such operations. Includes instruction in accounting, engineering economy, financial management, industrial and human resources management, industrial psychology, management information systems, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control, operations research, safety and health issues, and environmental program management.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Finance

    CAD 21,633 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Human Resources

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Digital Media

    CAD 49,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Computer Science

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Education

    CAD 8,393 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Big Data

    CAD 23,715 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Mechatronics Product Realization

    CAD 23,715 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Engineering

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Comparative Media Arts

    CAD 7,329 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Applied Legal Studies

    CAD 6,341 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Public Policy

    CAD 6,765 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Statistics

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Ecological Restoration

    CAD 19,725 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Biomedical Science

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Public Health

    CAD 7,697 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Physics

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Global Communication

    CAD 12,066 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Urban Studies

    CAD 7,876 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Economics

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    International Relations

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Publishing

    CAD 9,309 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Psychology

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

    Heritage Resource Management

    CAD 15,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings 241
  • SchoolApply Ranking 281
  • Maclean's (CA) 1
  • QS Rankings (Global) 245

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 20
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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          • 1990-1994, Double in Arts & Social Science (Economics, Poli Sci, Liberal Arts Cert)

            Intellectual stretching of your mind. Technical concepts taught are not all applicable in market place but SFU is a great place to get simultaneously bombarded and challenged out of one's comfort static mental zones. End result? Helps you in quick, flexible, thinking-on-your-feet analytical abilities.

          • 2011-2016, Mechatronics Engineering & Business Administration Double Degree Program

            I am thankful for SFU's competitive Double Degree program, which is preparing me for a future management role in a variety of engineering positions.

          • 1991-1995, Strong Co-op Program

            SFU's co-op program gave me my first IT job, and sent me on this wonderful career path. I could still remember the computing labs and the late nights we spent in them, completing our assignments and projects.