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At Brock University, Graduate Studies is dynamic and ever-growing. With 42 active programs, and more in the works, we attract students from around the world to pursue first-rate Master and Doctoral degrees.
This year we will welcome more than 1,500 graduate students into our highly-personalized research and teaching environment.
We provide our students with depth when it comes to research, scholarship and practical experience. And we know that in graduate studies one size does not fit all. Students need to have options and craft paths that suit their needs and passions. Our programs house an array of specializations and fields – hundreds of possibilities – so that students can move forward in unique directions.
Brock truly invests in graduate students, starting with our time and attention. Our programs are generally small and offer one-to-one engagement with faculty. On the financial side, guaranteed funding in the majority of our programs provides students with financial assistance so they can devote their time and energy to their work.
The University also continues to upgrade its facilities, with an ambitious growth program focused on developing smart new facilities. The Plaza building includes seminar rooms and computer labs, as well as the Jack and Nora Walker Canadian Centre for Lifespan Development Research where many graduate students work with faculty on cutting-edge research projects. The new Cairns Niagara Health and Bioscience Research Complex recently opened and includes state-of-the-art research space for faculty and graduate students.
Our new building projects tie into Brock University’s focus on community involvement – and within that context our graduate students undertake valuable research with real-world applicability. They work closely with some of the best and brightest researchers and scholars in Canada, many of whom are dedicated to leading their students beyond our labs and classrooms and into collaborative studies and community projects with experts around the world.
Our students are remarkably bright, creative, and resourceful, and we value them highly.
Along with their work as active scholars and researchers, we know that our students are busy reaching out and leading interesting, often fascinating lives. We urge our students to take what they love in life and make it what they do in life. And they do. Our role is to open doors, to help our students to equip themselves, through their graduate degrees, to leave Brock with knowledge and skills and professional competencies that will enable them to make a great difference in the world in their own way.
• 1,500 students from around the world
• 42 programs in all six academic Faculties – Applied Health Sciences, Goodman School of Business, Education, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social Sciences
• doctoral studies in Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Education, Psychology, Applied Health Sciences, Physics and Interdisciplinary Humanities
• unique interdisciplinary programs such as Popular Culture, Social Justice and Equity Studies, Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts
• professional programs such as Business, Education, and Applied Disability Studies
• co-op placements in the inter-Faculty program in Business Economics
• graduate professors recognized around the world, including Canada Research Chairs and Chancellor’s Chairs in Research Excellence
• outstanding marks in the bi-annual Graduate and Professional Student Survey, where Brock scored higher than average on the strength of the supervisory and teaching experiences offered to our students
• a unique annual Graduate Conference, Mapping the New Knowledges, where graduate students showcase their knowledge in public presentations of various kinds
• the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), which increases the visibility and awareness of the graduate community and advocates for graduate students in important ways