University of Winnipeg

UWinnipeg has high quality programs for future bachelors and diploma holders
University of Winnipeg
The dynamic University of Winnipeg (U of W) uniting people of different cultures and nations is located almost in the very geographic center of North America in the capital of the western province of Manitoba.

University of Winnipeg

Walking around Winnipeg, you can hear English, French and even Ukrainian or Russian from everywhere. The University of Winnipeg, which is one of the largest public universities in Canada, is equally culturally diverse.

At the same time, the liberality of the university is not only in the desire for globalization and development of the international programs, but also in the fact that the university can offer programs for foreign students at an affordable cost. U of W ranks third in the country in terms of tuition fees, which are rather below the national average university tuition fees.

The University of Winnipeg is ranked 13th among national universities in the ranking of the authoritative Canadian publication Maclean's magazine.

The university has earned high marks for academic excellence, strong teaching staff, education of indigenous peoples, development in solving environmental problems, healthy nutrition for students, small class sizes and a variety of campuses.

This year Uwinnipeg received $ 360.6 million funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada for research projects and provision of help for graduate students.

Over the past 10 years, about $ 200 million has been invested in the development of the campus alone.
In fact, it is a large complex of 16 buildings with residential and educational premises, including sports and recreation centers, cafes, restaurants and pizzerias, bookstores, theater and film studios and other facilities.

U of W offers training in a wide range of more than 400-degree programs such as:

  • Bachelor's degree,
  • Master's degree,
  • pre-professional courses,
  • joint programs with Red River College,
  • training,
  • professional, applied and continuing education (PACE) in a number of subjects,
  • multilevel learning of the English language,
  • programs for high school.

UWinnipeg has high quality programs for prospective bachelors and diploma holders. They include several unique to western Canada, such as a Bachelor of Human Rights or a Master's Degree in Development with a focus on indigenous peoples.

The university pays great attention to environmental issues. For example, UWinnipeg became the first Canadian university to ban the sale of plastic bottles on campus.

Despite the fact that UWinnipeg received the status of the University in 1967, its age is over 145 years.

U of W was formed by the merger of the Colleges of Manitoba (1871) and Wesley College (1888).
Bachelor's degree is available in the arts, applied health care, economics and business, science, education, theology and kinesiology.

Master's degree programs at University of Winnipeg

Master of Science in Biosciences, Technology and Public Policy

Manitoba is Western Canada's leader in biotechnology. Today, there are 41 companies with 2,300 employees in the province making developments in this area. One third of Canada's pharmaceutical exports is related to Manitoba.

The University of Winnipeg is located nearby BioMed City, a consortium of public and private biotechnology and biomedical research companies as well as regional and federal government health agencies.

It is home not only to well-established private companies such as Cangene, Biovail, Apotex Fermentation and Medicure, but also to world-class research centers such as the Canadian Center for Human and Animal Health.

The MSc in Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy program provides advanced training in various fields of biosciences, from genomics and bioinformatics to natural resource management. The program uses a new science complex that provides UWinnipeg students with access to innovative technologies and laboratories.

Graduates will be prepared for work in academic community and industry.
The program is also designated for development of communication skills to facilitate interaction with managers, politicians and the public.

The program completely corresponds to growing local, national and international health and environmental requirements.

Requirements for candidates:
  • Applicants for the program must have a recognized 4-year Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (70%) and no less than C +.
  • Two reference letters.
  • Requirements for knowledge of English: TOEFL certificate at least 550 points or 213 (computer) or IELTS 6.5.

Master of Arts in Indigenous Management

An innovative and unique education offers students a two-year program focused on the study of indigenous peoples.

The Master program in Indigenous Management is an interdisciplinary program that explores the values, unique characteristics, complexities, principles and philosophies of the diverse cultures of indigenous peoples.

Research includes the study of natural resources, economic development and indigenous education.

Postgraduate students get Master's degree in Indigenous Management, which allows them to occupy leadership and management positions in government and non-governmental organizations as well as in city and other community organizations. Besides, they will be able to continue their education at Ph.D. programs.

Requirements for applicants:
  • Bachelor's degree. English at the TOEFL level with a minimum score of 550 or 80 (online version). IELTS minimum score of 6.5.
  • Two reference letters.
  • Applications for 2019-2020 academic year are not accepted for this program.

Master of Science in Applied Informatics and Society

This new Master's program is unique in North America. The program is based on a critical understanding of how technology and society interact with each other.

This program will give you the opportunity to work with outstanding teachers having a wide range of scientific interests, including: complex algorithms, computational intelligence, computer vision, databases in the Internet and documents, granular computing, image processing, pattern recognition, software development, security and privacy, multimedia computing and wireless communications.

The training focuses on technology and human / social issues in four main areas:
  • presentation of information
  • search and control
  • intelligence systems
  • systems development and social issues

The new program will meet the biggest growing professional needs in government, industry and non-profit sectors. The program is based on research and development in information and computing technology across 300 companies of this sector in Manitoba. The duration of the program is 2 years.

Requirements for candidates:
  • Diploma cum laude or 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computer Science, Computer Science and/or Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent with a suitable set of courses. The total score is not less than 3.0.
  • Two reference letters.
  • Requirements for the level of English: TOEFL at least 550 or 213 (computer), IELTS (6.5).

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) program has proved itself having its first graduate students in 1992. The strength of MMFT is its clinical focus. The core of the program is 500 hours of supervised therapy spent by each student primarily at the Aurora Family Therapy Center located on the Winnipeg campus. All trainers are practicing therapists and all supervisors are approved or trained by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy supervisors.

The program is developed to meet the needs of part-time students. It is suitable for those already working in the field and wanting to develop a specialization in marriage and family therapy, as well as for those who are just starting their careers and need experience.

Admission requirements:
  • A 4-year Bachelor's degree from a recognized higher education institution with an overall GPA of 3.0 is the minimum requirement. Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree will be considered an advantage.
  • Specialized education is also an advantage.
  • The minimum TOEFL iBT score is 100 or the minimum IELTS score is 7.5.

Master in Indigenous Development

Human rights. Changing of the climate. Land and territory. Biodiversity. Water. Language and heritage.
Natural resources. Social integration. Economic inequality. Diseases. Population. Sovereignty... There is no political, social, economic or cultural issue that could not affect indigenous peoples in our time.

The Master of Development Practice (MDP) program is an innovative professional degree offered by a network of over thirty leading universities on six continents.

The MDP at the University of Winnipeg is the only program focusing on how indigenous knowledge and experience can help in forming a sustainable development path based on culture and identity.

Requirements for candidates:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two reference letters.
  • English requirements for the international students: minimum score TOEFL 550 or 213 TOEFL iBT points, minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Master of Arts in Cultural Studies

It is an innovative 12-month program offering opportunities for studying the culture and art within a social, economic and political environment.

The program provides students with a strong methodological and theoretical background to pursue doctoral studies or career growth in a range of fields, including education, publishing, art management, marketing, journalism and other professions in communication and culture.
This program is the only one in Western Canada.

The peculiar feature of the program is its curatorial workshop. Each student admitted to the program gets a graduate consultant to support them throughout their studies in profession-related matters.

Requirements for candidates:
  • Applicants must have Bachelor's degree cum laude or a four-year degree in English or other subjects in cultural, literary, textual and/or visual studies, including diplomas cum laude or four-year Bachelor's degrees in anthropology, art history, history, politics, rhetoric and communication, sociology and gender studies.
  • Other degrees and/or experience will also be considered in every specific case.
  • Two reference letters.
  • Requirements for the English language: minimum TOEFL score 550 or 213 (computer), IELTS (6.5).

Master in Management: Technology and Innovation

Innovation has become a priority for most governments, the private sector and public organizations. Technology continues to play a key role in the business world and in supporting innovative ideas. Operations management provides companies with a mechanism to
understand how all levels of the organization structure can develop a strategy around these driving forces.

Master's degree program in management envisages the interaction of these directions on modern workplaces.

The University of Winnipeg offers unique industry graduate program - the Master of Management with a specialization in Technology, Innovation and Operations (MiM). The program was developed as a result of collaborative efforts of industry representatives and employees of the Department of Business and Administration at UWinnipeg to ensure that students learn relevant applied and professional skills.

The MiM degree is developed for career-oriented individuals looking for additional managerial powers.

Requirements for applicants:
  • The general requirement for admission to MiM is a Bachelor of Business Administration (4-year) or diploma cum laude. The minimum acceptable CGPA (cumulative grade point average) is 3.0 out of 4.0 possible, which is equivalent to 'B' level under the letter scale. The Department of Business and Administration will evaluate degrees get outside Canada to determine their equivalence.
  • Two reference letters.
  • For eligible applicants, who have no Bachelor's degree in Business, the selection committee will recommend courses in Business and Administration as part of the Grad Studies, Qualifying Year program. Upon successful completion of these courses the applicant will be deemed eligible to participate in the MiM.
  • English requirements for the international students: minimum TOEFL score of 550 or 213 TOEFL iBT 100 or IELTS score of 6.5.

Master of Science in Ecology, Resource Economics and Development

What are the economic consequences of climate change? Should we sacrifice the environment to grow our economy? Can natural resources develop sustainably? How can countries overcome low income and poor health?

Here are some of the important subjects pursued by the Master of Science in Ecology, Resource Economics and Development at the University of Winnipeg.

The graduates analyze social, environmental and economic issues and interact with each other locally and globally.

The demand for professional economists with strong analytical skills and practical knowledge of sustainable development is growing. ERDE program meets this demand from employers both in public and private non-governmental sectors.

The duration of the program is one calendar year.

Requirements for candidates:
The GRE exam is recommended (but is not obligatory) for students, who do not have a Bachelor's or Master's degree from a Canadian university. The students, who have passed the GRE exam, are encouraged to submit their overall scores together with the application form.

English language requirements for the international students:
  • the minimum TOEFL score is 550 or 213 on the TOEFL computerized test.
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Two reference letters.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Students gain a deep understanding of the criminal justice system as well as advanced skills in research methodology, strategy development in an area related to potential future employment, in particular, police activities, remediation systems, crime prevention.
This program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.

The duration is 24 months (full-time) or 48 months (part-time); the maximum period is 6 years.

Requirements for candidates:
  • Students with a four-year Bachelor's degree in social studies with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Preference for candidates with diploma cum laude in criminal justice or criminology with an overall average score of 3.0.
  • Students with insufficient knowledge of criminology or criminal justice may be asked to take additional courses at the third or the fourth year of study level under the Bachelor's program.
  • Two reference letters.
  • English requirements for international students: minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100 or an IELTS score of 7.5.

Besides, several programs have been developed and carried out jointly with the University of Manitoba: history, government, religious studies, peace and conflict studies. Applications for these programs must be submitted through the University of Manitoba Admissions Board.


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