What will I learn?

Program Description

The goal of the master's program is to educate enrolled nurses for an advanced practice role and/or doctoral studies. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume leadership roles in improving the quality of nursing care in various health care settings. The program provides rigorous academic preparation based on theory and research to address health-related phenomena experienced by individuals, families, groups, aggregates and communities.

Francophone from minority communities on the Canadian west and east coasts and in the Territories benefit from additional privileges thanks to the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS). CNFS is a nationally-represented organization that comprises ten university- and college-level academic institutions offering French-language education in various health-related fields.

Collaborative Program Description

The collaborative program in women's studies at the master's level is designed for students from selected disciplines in arts, education, health sciences, law, social sciences, and counseling and spirituality (Saint Paul University), who have an interest in women's studies. These students have the opportunity to combine advanced studies in their primary program with analyses from a women's studies perspective. The degree awarded is a master's degree in the primary program with a "specialization in Women's Studies".

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (6 terms)

Tuition fees
CAD$8,583.33 (US$ 6,733) per year
CAN $2,861.11 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022


University of Ottawa

75 Laurier Avenue East,


Ontario (ON),

K1N 6N5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hold an honours bachelor’s degree (4 years) with an average of 70%, or B (calculated using your last 20 courses). TOEFL (paper-based) 550, TOEFL (Internet-based) 79, IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual skills 5.0.

For international students

Have completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing (equivalent to the degree offered by the University of Ottawa) with at least 70% (B) average.

TOEFL Paper-based - 550; Computer-based - 213; Internet-based - 79-80

IELTS - 6.5

CAEL - 60

MELAB - 80


*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Ottawa

The university ranks within the top 1 per cent of universities globally, and the top 10 research-intensive institutions in Canada.

  • CAD 42 million in scholarships and bursaries on offer
  • 14 international student mentors to help students succeed
  • Ottawa is one of the safest cities in Canada
  • One of the world’s top 10 countries to live in

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