Before You Apply to Graduate School
SFU has two types of graduate programs: research-based and professional programs.
Most specialty professional programs such as the Executive MBA or many Education master's programs are based on course work, projects and/or examinations and do not require you to have a senior supervisor.
If you're planning to apply to a research-based graduate program, we recommend that you research your target program and contact a potential supervisor before you begin the application process.
In addition, most Faculty of Science graduate programs (with the exception of Statistics and Actuarial Science, and Mathematics) require that you have a "sponsoring" faculty member before beginning your application to graduate school at SFU.