Contact & FAQs
For more information or questions, please contact:
Jennifer Bull (Program/Placement Coordinator)
Trent University (Peterborough Campus)
705-748-1011, ext 7130
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the M.BEMA program cost?
For domestic students, the cost of the M.BEMA program (full-time studies) during the 2019/20 year is $1,170 per course (for 10 courses), plus ancillary fees ($182.17) and TGSA Health & Dental Plan ($444.75, opt-out available. Thus, the total is $11,882.17 (without H&D Plan) or $12,326.92 (with H&D Plan).
For international students, the cost is an additional $1,199 per course (international student differential fee). Thus, the total is approximately $24,000.
For part-time studies, the cost per course remains the same but ancillary fees are charged each Fall, i.e. each new school year.
How much does the G.Dip cost?
For domestic students, the cost of the Graduate Diploma (full-time studies) during the 2019/20 year is $1,275 per course (for 6 courses), plus ancillary fees ($121.45). Thus, the total is $7,771.45.
For international students, the cost is an additional $1,199 per course (international student differential fee). Thus, the total is approximately $15,000.
How do I find a supervisor for the M.Sc. BEMA program?
You should apply to the M.Sc. program with a supervisor that is interested in taking you on, as this will expedite your application process. Please visit the Faculty page to view potential supervisors and then follow the links to their lab websites for more information on available M.Sc. positions. If there are no current positions listed, you should contact the professor most aligned with your research interests to see if they have openings available.
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is Feb 1st, although we will keep accepting applications until the program is full.
Can I complete the M.BEMA or G.Dip while working?
We do not recommend working full-time while trying to complete the program full-time, as you can expect a full course load with 4 graduate level courses per term. Online courses are as demanding as face-to-face courses in terms of expected reading, online discussion participation and assignments (expect approx 10 hrs of work per course per week). If you plan to work, we would recommend applying for part-time studies, as 2 courses per term can be quite manageable for most students.
Are there exams for any of the courses?
There are no exams - all courses have assignments that are submitted online, as well as discussion boards that require participation?
When do I need to be at the Trent University campus in Peterborough for the M.BEMA degree?
You will need to be on campus for one week for the face-to-face Capstone course in the 3rd week of August.
Will there be accommodations & meals available on campus for the Capstone week?
There are accommodations in one of the residences on campus that is affordable at approx. $35/night. Meals are available through either Conference Services or through cafeteria (breakfast/lunch) and off-campus (dinner) options.
How much should I budget for the Capstone week?
You should budget for $400-$500 for the week.
What kind of visa will I need for the M.BEMA degree as an international student?
You will need a study visa for the 4-month placement portion of the degree.