Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University | Calgary, Alta. | Founded 1910


Mount Royal University Campus

It started life a century ago as a private Methodist college. Today, Mount Royal offers undergraduate degrees, diplomas and certificate programs through seven faculties. The school’s strength lies in its emphasis on small class sizes, unique programs and applied learning, all legacies from its college days. “Mount Royal University students experience a true academic community, where teaching is informed by scholarship, learning is inspired, and habits of intellectual curiosity and citizenship are established for a lifetime,” says president David Docherty. The school is known for its comprehensive programs in business, communications, nursing and public relations. It is also home to some unique research centres, including the Institute for Non-profit Studies, the Centre for Child Well-Being, and the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, where researchers explore ways to enhance post-secondary education and student experience. The campus is located in the midst of expansive fields in Calgary’s Lincoln Park area and is just a short drive from the downtown core. Facilities include professional broadcast studios, an aviation simulator and an award-winning eco-building, the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning. The new Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, the first major performing arts centre constructed in Calgary in the past 30 years, opened last year.

READ: What it’s like to attend Mount Royal


Standout Programs

Business Administration: Focuses more on experiential learning than theory and allows students to specialize in accounting, general management, human resources or marketing.

Nursing: In addition to providing in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience, this degree also explores issues and ethics that contribute to a healthy community. 

Midwifery: This is the only bachelor of midwifery program offered in Alberta and prepares students to offer primary health care to women during pregnancy, through childbirth and in the first six weeks of their babies’ lives.

Cool Courses

Wilderness Survival Techniques: This course prepares students to handle emergency wilderness situations. Students learn the theory needed to survive in the Canadian wilderness in winter and participate in a 24-hour, solo emergency situation.

Travel Studies in American History: In addition to traditional lectures and discussions, students are asked to role play in character as patriots, Loyalists and other revolutionary factions vying for control.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Undergraduate students Residence spaces
Arts: 65%
Science: 80%
Commerce: 80%
$6,444 Full-time: 8,129
Part-time: 1,426
1,020 (approx. 612 reserved for first years)

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