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Program Options

We offer an applied (non-thesis) Master of Education (MEd) program, a thesis-based Master of Arts (MA) in Education program, and a research-intensive, thesis-based Research Master of Arts (RMA) program.

MEd (Educational Foundations)

To earn this degree, you must complete graduate courses. Some of these courses will be full-year (two-term) courses, and others will be half-year (one-term) courses. In total, you will complete the equivalent of five full-year courses, or ten half-year courses. (The Graduate Academic Calendar describes these requirements as 5.0 units of course work. One unit of coursework is the equivalent of one full-year course; 0.5 units of coursework represent a course that runs for one term only.)

Please see the Graduate Academic Calendar for a full program description.

You may enroll in this program full-time or part-time.

A student who is enrolled in three courses per term is considered a full-time student. Full-time students can complete the program requirements in as little as one year.

Students have up to five years to complete the program requirements, but most part-time students finish the program in two years. Part-time students must register in at least two courses per year.

MA in Education (Educational Foundations)

To earn this degree, you must complete graduate courses, and you must research and write a thesis. You will work with a supervisor with similar research interests to complete this thesis requirement.
Some of your courses will be full-year (two-term) courses, and others will be half-year (one-term) courses. In total, you will complete the equivalent of four full-year courses, or eight half-year courses.
(The Graduate Academic Calendar describes these requirements as 5.0 units of course work. One unit of coursework is the equivalent of one full-year course; 0.5 units of coursework represent a course that runs for one term only.)

Please see the Graduate Academic Calendar for a full program description.

You may enroll in this program full-time or part-time.

A student who is enrolled in three courses per term is considered a full-time student. Full-time students usually complete the requirements within two years.

Students have up to five years to complete the program requirements, but most part-time students finish the program in three to four years. Part-time students must register in at least two courses per year.

The MA is ideal for students who want to pursue doctoral studies.

Research Master of Arts

To earn the RMA, you must complete a thesis, and you may also be required to take some courses. This degree is designed for students who have completed a Master’s degree or significant graduate study, and want to continue to write a thesis.

The RMA is a research-intensive program; you will spend a substantial amount of time researching and writing a thesis.  (Depending on your educational background, you may also be required to take some graduate courses.) You will work with a supervisor with similar research interests and must find a supervisor before applying. Therefore, when you are getting ready to apply to the RMA program, you should consider the research interests of current faculty members.

With a RMA, students can pursue doctoral studies.

To be admitted to the RMA, you must have prior research experience, and you must also find a supervisor who has agreed to work with you on your thesis.

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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the our graduate programs, you must meet the following requirements:
•    A Bachelor’s degree or a Bachelor of Education with a minimum 3.0 GPA
or
•    The equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree and one year teaching or equivalent professional experience

To apply, complete the online application and submit a one- to two-page Statement of Intent describing your knowledge, your reason for applying to this program, career goals, and an explanation of how this program will help you reach those goals, and both professional and academic references.

For a full description of admission requirements, see the Graduate Academic Calendar.