Masters in Canada, is generally termed as MA , as in masters in arts , MSc, masters in science . The MA is for programs in arts, humanities and social sciences, where as the Msc programs are for life sciences, biology and chemistry and sometimes management too. The Msc programs can either be M eng or MASc, where the Masters engineering programs generally lead to a project and internship, where the masters in applied sciences or the masters in science may lead to a research and doctorate.
The masters of science or engineering program in Canada is for a duration of 2 yrs and the doctorate may take 3 to 4 yrs to complete. Most of the top ranking universities in Canada are in 3 main provinces, namely , Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec . The two top ranking universities in Canada are University of Toronto and McGill university, which are located in the two largest cities of Canada , namely , Toronto and Montreal. The other universities in Canada which are worth mentioning are University of British Columbia, University of Alberta , McMasters university , University of Waterloo, University of Calgary etc
All universities offer programs in various areas of studies, for eg , Under arts and humanities, the areas of studies are English literature, fashion, History, Modern languages, Under Business and management studies, , masters in accounting and masters in finance are generally considered, Under engineering and technology, the main areas of focus are masters in Mechanical Engineering, masters in computer science, masters in electrical engineering and Architecture. Under life sciences and medicine, the areas of study are masters in biological sciences and pharmacy, and natural sciences, the areas of study are chemistry, environmental sciences and astronomy. Programs like masters in International Business, Masters in global business etc are few of the management studies in Canada. Masters in information systems, master sin engineering management, master sin supply chain management are a few programs where the technology and management studies are combined
Some unique programs offered by Canada in their post grad and under grad level are , bachelors in mobile computing in Carleton University, Bachelors in commerce concentrating in petroleum land management in University of Calgary