Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Welcome to Graduate Studies at TRU

In 2005, Thompson Rivers University proudly introduced its first graduate program. Now, 10 years later, we offer six graduate degree programs and four certificate programs.

Combined with the provincial mandate for Open and Distance Learning, TRU offers a unique blend of learning opportunities for graduate students. In support of your research, creative and scholarly activities, the office of Research and Graduate Studies offers guidance for internal and external funding opportunities, and provides you with news, resources and tools necessary to guide you to success. We will be there to help you promote and mobilize your knowledge.

For more detailed information on our graduate programs, and for application information, please visit the program websites listed below. Be sure to apply early as the graduate programs have limited enrollment.

Please note that only formal written Offer of Admission letters from Thompson Rivers University will be honoured. Offers of admission in any other form, express or implied are not valid and will not be honoured.

Master of Business Administration

A comprehensive and rigorous program that prepares the leaders of the future for government, major corporations, small business, NGOs and entrepreneurship.

Master of Education

Designed for the working professional, this degree is open to any bachelor's degree graduate who wants to expand career options. Students complete either a research project or a course-based degree.

Master of Science in Environmental Science

A thesis-based degree with three areas of specialization: Ecology and Evolution; Physical Sciences; and Policy Management.

Master of Nursing

This unique program, through its pathways to admission and its emphasis on leadership development and Aboriginal health, meets the need for accessible, flexible graduate nursing education.

Master of Environmental Economics and Management

Launching in September 2017, the Master of Environmental Economics and Management is a two-year, course-based program, providing graduates with a broad knowledge of the business environment, advanced management skills and specialized knowledge in environmental economics and sustainability.

Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management 

Launching in September 2017, the Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management provides graduates with an understanding of the business environment, specialized knowledge in the emerging area of sustainability as well as academic and applied research expertise through the completion of a graduate thesis or project.

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

This program offers a pathway to the 10-month MBA program for students with non-business-related undergraduate degrees and ensures they have the foundational skills and knowledge to be successful in the MBA program.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is intended for students who wish to develop English language and academic skills necessary for successful participation in a Master of Education program.

Graduate Certificate in Child and Youth Mental Health

Designed for individuals who hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees and are employed as social workers, counsellors, child and youth care workers, education counsellors or nurses, who are interested in providing assessment and intervention to children, youth and families who are dealing with mental health issues

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

Designed to provide educators with a solid foundation in the technical and pedagogical expertise required to effectively use education technology in the classroom, in distributed learning environments and in the world of online education.