Graduate Studies

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Ready to continue your education at the graduate level? Bishop’s University offers an incredible opportunity to learn from (and with) leading professors and researchers while taking advantage of the amazing lifestyle available in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Graduate Studies at Bishop’s

Bishop’s University offers a selection of graduate programs designed to offer students the opportunity to further their academic and professional development all while remaining in the intimate setting of a small, liberal arts institution, where teacher-student interaction and small class sizes are always a priority. Through theoretical learning and research-based practice, Bishop’s University aims to offer its graduate students the opportunity to strengthen their leadership and critical reflection skills in order to better prepare them for a successful career.

Graduate Programs

Bishop’s offers a wide selection of graduate programs, thesis-based and course-based, including the newly approved Individualized Master of Arts and Master of Sciences.

Master in Educational Studies and Educational Studies and Leadership (M.A / M.Ed.)

Bishop’s School of Education offers a Master of Education in Educational Studies and Leadership (M.Ed.) (non-thesis), designed to meet academic and professional needs of educators and administrators. As well, we offer a Master of Arts in Educational Studies (M.A.) (thesis) to prepare educational professionals to pursue research-based inquires, often leading to doctoral studies in education. 

Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc)

We offer a thesis-based as well as a course-based Master of Science (MSc). The course-based Master’s offers a solid background for students aiming at a professional career. The academic focus of the thesis-based Master’s is excellence in research and it aims to provide a starting point to students oriented toward PhD studies but also to professionally inclined candidates. Many of our thesis-based graduates have pursued PhD studies, but several have gone into successful professional careers right after completing their degree. 

Master of Science in Physics (thesis-based)

The Master’s Program is designed to give students a deeper appreciation of physics while giving them a comprehensive exposure to research methodology that will allow them to become independent researchers. Research is being carried out in the following areas: 

  • Astrophysics (Stellar and Binary Evolution, Exoplanets, Multi-Messenger Astrophysics) 
  • Gravitation & Cosmology (Modified Gravity, Gravitational and Cosmological Theory, Black Holes) 
  • Theoretical Physics (Quantum Field theory, Solitons/Instantons, Gravity, Particle Physics) 
Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.Sc.) – Individualized Program

Thesis-based, Individualized Masters Programs allow students to tailor a Master’s program (M.Sc. or M.A) to specific research goals and explore topics outside of traditional disciplines. Students applying to the Individualized Program must contact a supervisor in a field of research they are interested in and collaborate with them to develop a proposal for a research project and program of study.

Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science

The mission of the Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science program is to provide a comprehensive education on the science of the ingredients of beer, the brewing process, and the analytical methods specific to the brewing industry. This education is fortified by more than 200 hours of brewing experience on state-of-the-art equipment. 

Micro-Program in Climate Change

The graduate-level Micro-Program in Climate Change has been designed so that it will provide students with a solid understanding of both the scientific and non-scientific aspects of climate change and thus will be highly applicable to a range of career options. 

Graduate Certificate – Teaching and Learning in Uncertain Times

This certificate focuses specifically on preparing educators for this era of uncertainty, complexity, and multiple crises (the climate emergency, crises of social inequality, civic engagement, human and ecological well-being, and technological revolutions). It is designed to enhance the work of educators in formal and informal settings, curriculum specialists, program developers, and school leaders.  

Graduate Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization

Knowledge mobilization is the act of transforming knowledge into action. It is the ability to identify new insights produced by academic research and harnessing them to meet societal and economic needs. With this certificate you can become the bridge between researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. Our one-year online program gives you the key skills to build community-academic partnerships and put research results into the hands of those who need it.

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology Profile

This program’s objective is to form psychologists able to assess and help various clienteles, drawing on the discipline’s scientific knowledge and on a deep understanding of the needs and characteristics of individuals and communities. It is also aimed at producing competent psychologists able to use critical thinking in their professional decisions and to assess the effectiveness of their own interventions. Lastly, the program is aimed at producing psychologists who will contribute to the development and revitalization of professional practice.


Bishop’s Academic Excellence

Bishop’s is the home to many professors and researchers at the forefront of their fields, including five Canada Research Chairs. Achieving academic excellence requires state of the art facilities and grounds, such as our educational farm, observatory, and brewing lab. Bishop’s graduates have continued on to further studies and/or illustrious careers, often looking back on their time at Bishop’s as an extremely important transition point in their lives.


A Great Place to Study and Work

The Bishop’s campus is rich in exceptional indoor and outdoor facilities that cater to the people who live, work and study here every day. With more than 550 acres of green space to discover, our campus is big enough for you to explore something new every day, yet small enough to ensure you can always find a friendly face to explore it with. At just a few minutes away, Sherbrooke is a dynamic city, small enough to be close to everything, yet quickly expanding with many work opportunities, particularly in the education, healthcare, and business sectors.

Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries at Bishop's

Scholarships and Funding

Through the help of government, alumni, current students, faculty and staff, the Bishop’s Foundation, corporations and private donors, over 53% of our students receive financial assistance through scholarships, awards, grants, bursaries and loans. Just because you aren’t top of your class, or super involved outside the classroom, or can’t run the fastest doesn’t mean you won’t be eligible. We have hundreds of scholarships and awards that have a wide variety of requirements…you never know what you might receive!


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