The School of Library, Archival & Information Studies and the Faculty of Medicine deliver several online learning courses that can be carried towards their respective graduate degrees.
Several Master’s Programs are offered completely by online learning, providing the flexibility that students need in order to balance their studies and other responsibilities. In 2005, the Creative Writing Program launched Canada’s first online learning Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing to meet the needs of learners who cannot move to Vancouver. For over a decade now, students have been taking the Optional-Residency MFA from across Canada and around the world. Like the on-campus program, the Optional Residency MFA is innovative, offering multiple genres of writing. Throughout the program, students work in a learner-centered, workshop-driven program which offers an exciting breadth of choices, innovative learning options and award-winning faculty. Students can work on a part-time basis, with an optional summer session held at UBC’s Point Grey campus each July.
The Faculty of Education currently offers five fully online Masters programs supported by the Professional Development & Community Engagement unit. The programs include the Master of Educational Technology (MET), the Master in Home Economics Education (HEEL), the Master of Early Childhood Education (ECEO), the Master of Modern Languages/French Immersion and the Master in Adult Learning and Global Change (ALGC). In addition to these, many of our programs are delivered using a blended model with online courses during the fall and winter terms and condensed face-to-face courses during the summer. Programs like these enable educators to collaborate and grow their professional skills while completing graduate degrees from any location across the globe.
The School of Rehabilitation Sciences, through its Rehabilitation Science Online Programs (RSOP), leads the way in practice-driven graduate programs with its Master of Rehabilitation Science and Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation. Unlike traditional thesis-based research master’s programs, the Master of Rehabilitation Science offers course-based, or course and workplace-based research project options with assignments requiring learners to apply course content to real practice issues. These 100% online programs offer a flexible learning environment that engage the latest evidence and create long-term relationships with students, working health professionals, colleagues, and expert instructors from around the world.
The Real Estate Division at the Sauder School of Business offers a Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation program (PGCV), developed in partnership with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). The PGCV program is primarily intended to be a bridging program for graduates of business schools across Canada, offering these graduates a clear career development path and encouraging them to join the real property valuation profession.