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Why choose Mount Royal?

      Nearly 100 years of history. Not as much as the Rockies, but we’re working on it. Mount Royal’s clean, bright, big sky campus is tucked quietly into the southwest of Calgary, Alberta. The Rocky Mountains line the horizon and the modern campus buildings are all steps from each other. With on-site bus service, it’s a short ride or walk to shopping, theatres, the Farmer’s Market, and the night life of 17th Avenue, making Mount Royal close to what you need and things you want.

Top 5 reasons to attend Mount Royal

1. Small class sizes

      You won’t be just a number at Mount Royal. A small class population helps build the family atmosphere which means your name is known, and your voice is heard.

2. Variety of Programs

      Mount Royal has something for everyone with over 40 programs ranging from bachelor’s degrees to certificates in a variety of dynamic fields such as Aviation, Ecotourism, Theatre Arts and Information Design. Check out our full program line-up and see what we have to match your interests.

3. A great campus

      Set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Mount Royal’s bold architecture is complimented by acres of green space. Our modern facility is also packed with a variety of services to meet your needs.

4. Instructors committed to teaching

      Because we’re an undergraduate institution, your classes won’t be taught by a grad student. Mount Royal is home to the first faculty in Canada dedicated to teaching excellence, meaning your instructor will be there and committed to your education.

5. Athletics & Recreation

      Our Cougar Athletics teams are the most successful in the history of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). Support the home team or set your own goals in the 14,000 sq. ft. recreation centre that features a 40-ft. climbing wall, indoor running track, saltwater pool, squash, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, steam rooms and hot tubs.

Programs and courses

      Maybe you know what you want to study, or maybe you don’t. Explore our programs and credentials to find something that gets you going or see how we can help you get where you want to go.

Mount Royal offers 43 bachelor degree, applied degree, university transfer, diploma and certificate programs including 30 majors or specializations.

Bachelor degree

      Four-year academic program with a combination of General Education and degree specific courses. Programs may include hands-on learning through co-op, practicum or an internship. Upon completion you will be eligible to apply for graduate school.

Applied degree

     Four-year program that provides a balance of theory, applied coursework, and hands-on experience. Most include one or two directed field study sessions-paid work placements designed to smooth your transition into the workforce.

University transfer

      Programs that allow you to start your degree at Mount Royal before transferring to a university of your choice. You can take up to two years of courses at Mount Royal to complete your program.


      Two-year career focused program that combines theoretical and hands-on education for a specific field or industry. Some diplomas can prepare you for further studies in a degree program at Mount Royal or another institution.


      One-year programs, both credit and non-credit, designed to help upgrade your skills, gain formal recognition of your abilities, or start a new career path.

Courses and Masters at this school

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