Graduate Calendar

Welcome to Athabasca University's 2020-21 online graduate program Calendar. As Canada’s premier online distance education university, Athabasca University provides innovative, online graduate programs that reach students around the world.

Strong academic teams in the fields of Health, Business, Distance Education, Arts, Information Systems, Legislative Drafting, and Counselling offer a spectrum of courses relevant to today’s work requirements.

As an Athabasca University graduate program student, you are required to familiarize yourself with the institution's academic regulations. The Student Code of Conduct and Right to Appeal Regulations information is available online.

Legal Note

By the act of applying to Athabasca University and registering in a course or a course of study, each student at Athabasca University agrees to observe and be bound by the terms of this notice, and the terms, conditions, academic standards, rules, regulations, policies, and codes of behaviour contained or referenced in this Calendar. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to be aware of the contents of the Calendar.

The Calendar sets forth the intention of the University at the time the Calendar was prepared. While Athabasca University makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the content in the Calendar is accurate, Athabasca University reserves the right to make additions, deletions, changes, or modifications to its policies, practice, procedures, tuition fees, course availability, delivery mode, schedules, or program requirements at any time without prior notice.

In the event of any discrepancies between Athabasca University program websites and the official online Calendar, the online Calendar will apply.

The publication of information in the Calendar does not bind the University to the provision of courses, programs, services, or facilities as listed herein. Students are responsible for informing themselves of the University’s procedures and policies and the specific requirements associated with the degree, diploma, or certificate sought.

Every student accepted for registration with Athabasca University shall be deemed to have agreed to be bound by the regulations and policies of the University and of the program in which that student is enrolled. Athabasca University specifically reserves the right to exercise its sole, absolute, and unfettered discretion in admitting individuals to the University, its programs, or courses.

Athabasca University shall incur no liability for loss or damage suffered or incurred by any student or third party as a result of delay, alteration, or termination of services, courses, programs, tuition, or fees by reason of: acts of nature, fire, strikes, lock–outs, damage to University property, inability to procure or produce materials, civil unrest or disobedience, financial exigency, or any other cause of any kind.

Athabasca University is not responsible for content found on external websites.


Effective date of information, unless otherwise noted is September 1, 2020. Please select from the menu on the left to continue exploring our graduate programs.

To report problems or provide feedback about this website, please email Calendar Coordinator.


The 2020–2021 Athabasca University Graduate Calendar was prepared by the Office of the Registrar.

Updated June 30 2020 by laurab