Simon Fraser University offers a wide range of credentials to help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Four types of credentials are offered at the graduate level: certificate, diploma, master’s, and doctoral.

Research + Innovation at SFU

SFU is home to a variety of world-class research facilities and world-renowned scholars.

Learn why you should join us

Credential Requirements

To be granted a credential, a student must satisfy requirements at two level to ensure a depth of study:

  • University-wide requirements
  • Program requirements as set by the department, school or program defining the area of study

In master’s or doctoral programs students may be given additional requirements by their supervisor or graduate program committee.

Transfer Credential Subject

A student may be admitted to one credential and transfer to a different credential subject to meeting requirements. If a student transfers to a more advanced credential they will only receive the highest credential upon fulfilling the requirements.


We offer a wide variety of program options for you to build your own graduate student experience. Master's and doctoral degrees are available in all eight of our faculties.

Applying for Admission

Take the time to review our deadlines and requirements to ensure your admission process goes smoothly. Applying is easy with our 4-step application process.

Tuition and Fees

All graduate students are charged tuition each term of their enrollment. Find out the cost of tuition and fees for the program you want to enroll in.

Visiting and Incoming Exchange

For current graduate students at other institutions interested in conducting research or taking courses at SFU. We also offer non-degree options.