Last updated: March 30, 2015 @ 11:47AM

The University

Located in the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, one hour from Toronto, Brock University offers strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs that include co-op and other experiential learning opportunities to a student population of over 17,000. Brock serves the Niagara region as a cultural, academic and recreational center and offers the community excellent facilities for people of all ages. The university is situated on the Niagara Escarpment, overlooking the city of St. Catharines. The Brock campus is a safe and friendly environment a spectacular setting in which to live and learn. The park-like setting of the University with its wide-open spaces, offers a number of outdoor activities at any time of the year. Brock University was named for Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, who lost his life at Queenston Heights in the war of 1812. His last words are said to be, "Surgite! Push on!" which has become the University's motto.

Mission Statement

Brock University flourishes through the scholarly, creative and professional achievements of its students, faculty and staff. Offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, Brock fosters teaching and research of the highest quality. As a diverse and inclusive community, we contribute positively to Canada and beyond through our imagination, innovation and commitment.

Faculty Structure

Academic Faculties

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Acting Dean, James Mandigo, BA Wilfrid Laurier, MA Laurentian, PhD Alberta
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Nota Klentrou, BSc Athens, MSc, PhD Montreal
Graduate Programs: MA, MSc, PhD, Applied Health Sciences

Goodman School of Business
Dean, Don Cyr, BSc Concordia, MBA Saskatchewan, MA, PhD Alberta
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research, Ernest Biktimirov, Methodologie Tashkent Institute, MBA, PhD Kentucky
Graduate Programs: MBA, MAcc, MBE, MSc Management

Faculty of Education
Dean, Fiona Blaikie, BA Cape Town, MA Victoria, PhD British Columbia
Associate Dean, Research and International Initiatives, Michelle McGinn, BA Queen's, PhD Simon Fraser
Graduate Programs: MEd, PhD in Educational Studies (Joint Program)

Faculty of Humanities
Interim Dean, Carol U. Merriam, BA, MA Queen's, PhD Ohio State
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, David H. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, BA, MPhil, PhD Yale
Graduate Programs: MA, Canadian-American Studies, Classics, English, History, Philosophy, Studies in Comparative Literature and Arts, PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities

Faculty of Mathematics & Science
Dean, E. Ejaz Ahmed, BSc Karachi, Pakistan, MSc Guelph, PhD Carleton
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Alan Castle, BSc, PhD Western Ontario
Graduate Programs: MSc, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, PhD in Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics

Faculty of Social Sciences
Dean, Thomas Dunk, BA Aberta, MA, PhD McGill
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Diane Dupont, BA Carleton, MA Toronto, PhD British Columbia
Graduate Programs: MA, Applied Disability Studies, Applied Linguistics (TESL), Child & Youth Studies, Critical Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Popular Culture, Psychology, Social Justice & Equity Studies, Master of Business Economics, Master of Sustainability, PhD in Psychology

Graduate Programs

The following graduate programs are currently offered at Brock University:

Doctoral Programs:

PhD in Applied Health Sciences
PhD in Biological Sciences
PhD in Biotechnology
PhD in Chemistry
PhD in Educational Studies
PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities
PhD in Physics
PhD in Psychology

Master's Programs:

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Master of Applied Disability Studies (MADS)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Arts (MA)
Applied Disability Studies
Applied Health Sciences
Applied Linguistics (Teaching English as a Subsequent Language)
Canadian-American Studies
Child and Youth Studies
Critical Sociology
Political Science
Popular Culture
Social Justice and Equity Studies
Studies in Comparative Literature and Arts

Master of Business Economics (MBE)

Master of Education (MEd)

Master of Science (MSc)
Applied Health Sciences
Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Earth Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics

Master of Sustainability (MS)


Diploma in Applied Disability Studies

Degrees offered through Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (an affiliated theological college of the University)
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)