Thompson Rivers University - Graduate Programs

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Combined with the provincial mandate for Open and Distance Learning, TRU offers a unique blend of learning opportunities for graduate students. Each program is designed to provide opportunities for our graduates to develop and demonstrate regional, national and international leadership in their chosen fields.

Whether you are ready to join the future leaders of business or government with an MBA, enhance your teaching practice or pursuing innovative research with an MEd, or expand knowledge of sustainability and environmental stewardship with an MSc in Environmental Science, TRU’s vibrant, collaborative research culture and our integrated approach to graduate studies combine to offer a dynamic learning environment designed to foster inquiry and discovery.

Areas of Expertise

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Education
Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (MScES)
Master of Nursing
Master of Environmental Economics and Management
Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning
Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (CGES)
Master in Human Rights and Social Justice

Off Campus Housing

Finding housing can be a daunting task, but TRU wants to provide you with support. There are many opportunities to live off campus. Find out more by visiting our Off Campus Housing Site.

Incoming Students

TRU offers one of the most diverse campuses in Canada, we welcome you to increase your intercultural understanding, and to create connections with students and faculty who become lifelong friends and valued mentors.

Career Planning

Get the skills, documents and confidence you need to succeed. We help you build resumés, cover letters and portfolios — and provide free one-on-one career development support. Get advice and support on topics such as career planning, resumé and cover letter review, interview practice, job search coaching, and many more.

Discover how we can help you by visiting our Career Services page to learn more.


Throughout the year, WolfPack Recreation organizes and implements a variety of special events, intramural sports, and fitness classes for the university community. Many activities are free, while others require a minimal fee. It is our mission to strengthen the bonds that make us a tight-knit university community, so grab your friends, roommates, instructors — even the random person sitting next to you in class — and get in the game!

Learn more about what activities are available on TRU Wolfpack's recreation page.


The Activity Guide is published three times per year and offers a wide range of programs, including swimming lessons; exercise and dance classes; cooking, language, and arts courses; outdoor activities; and more.


TRUSU Clubs are a great way to get involved in your campus and community, as well as make some new friends. Whether it’s supporting each other academically, sharing a common interest, making a difference, or hosting an event, clubs are a vibrant part of the university experience. There are over 80 TRUSU Clubs active on campus, from kayaking and snowboarding to French and social work! There really is a club for everyone!

Information Technology

TRU is consistently rated number one among its peers in Canada for the quality of its information technology services.


TRU is incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing and community needs into our scholarship and research, and supporting Indigenous student success through culturally relevant services and learning options.

Join us at Cplul'kw'ten — the gathering place! Cplul'kw'ten is a friendly and inviting Indigenous centre that provides information on all aspects of university life and doubles as a place to socialize, study, or just take a break from your day. It is truly a home away from home.

The Equity Committee also recognizes the inequities that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, or Queer (LGBTQ) students face in society and hosts a Pride Parade every September to address these equity issues.

Special Services

Graduate students have access to the Graduate commons — your study and workspace away from home. Here you will find quiet areas, areas for informal gatherings, long tables, whiteboards and a kitchen with complementary coffee and tea. Access to the commons is 24/7 and by way of a secure entry.

International Involvement

TRU is a leading destination in Canada for international students. International enrolment now exceeds 3,500 students from 100+ nations worldwide. New international students and applicants at TRU receive prompt application and registration assistance from our dedicated International Admissions team.

Campus Tour

Our student recruiter-advisors are excited to be able to welcome people back to our campus and are eager to show you an insider’s view of TRU. We begin the tour with introductions and a chance to learn more about the key interests of those in the group. During the tour, you will hear about some of our amazing amenities on campus. As you walk around, you'll learn about our history, programs, services and more.

Tours take about one hour and include stops at some of our buildings such as: The Arts and Education Building, Campus Activity Centre, House of Learning, our new Nursing and Population Health Building, Ken Lepin Building, Gymnasium, Culinary Arts Training Centre and Trades and Technology Building. Tours are booked by request Monday to Friday, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, visit TRU's campus tours page.

Modified on November 21, 2022