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Choose from one of our three Master's degrees--the MEd, MA Ed and RMA--or our interdisciplinary PhD program. These graduate programs in Education will help you to become a more effective educator by helping you to develop advanced skills and a deeper understanding of the field.

To learn more, click on each program in the menu below.

Program Highlights

The MEd is an applied (non-thesis) program designed to help teachers and educators to become leaders in their fields.

Whether your goal is to become a more effective classroom teacher, a school administrator, or an educator outside the traditional classroom setting, the MEd can help you to develop the skills to build a satisfying career in education. 

Admission Requirements

Depending on your program area, admission requirements may vary. Some programs areas require a Bachelor of Education with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Others require a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. And some programs require professional experience. Visit individual program pages for admission requirements »

Program Requirements

Depending on your program area, the requirements to may vary. In general, you must complete ten or eleven graduate courses. (The Graduate Academic Calendar describes this requirement as 5.0 or 5.5 units of course weight; a one-term course represents 0.5 units.) For some programs, you may also be required to complete a practicum, project, or internship. Visit individual program descriptions for program requirement »

In general, full-time, on-campus students can complete the program requirements in one year. Part-time students may take up to five years to complete the program requirements, but most part-time students earn their degrees in two to three years. Off-campus cohorts take two years to complete.

Your Career

Whether you’re ready to launch a new career in education, or enhance your current career, the MEd program can help you achieve your goals. Our graduates are working as classroom teachers, school administrators, and educators in the corporate, governments, arts, and not-for-profit sectors.

Meet current students and recent graduates »

Program Highlights

The MA Ed is a thesis-based program that combines graduate coursework with independent research to produce a thesis.   
If you want to build your skills as an educator by delving into the theory that supports teaching practice, and if you have a particular research interest that you’d like to explore under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, the MA Ed can help you achieve those goals.

Admission Requirements

Education with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Others require a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. And some programs require professional experience. Visit individual program pages for admission requirements »

Program Requirements

Depending on your program area, the requirements will vary. In general, you must complete eight graduate courses and a thesis*. For some programs, you may also be required to complete a practicum, project, or internship.Visit individual program descriptions for program requirements »

To complete the thesis requirement, you will work with a faculty supervisor to deeply research a topic and to produce a thesis. Your thesis supervisor will have similar research interests to yours, so you should review faculty research profiles when choosing a thesis topic.

In general, full-time students can complete the program requirements in two years. Part-time students may take up to five years to complete the program requirements, but most part-time students earn their degrees in two to three years.

Students in the MA in School Psychology program must enroll in full-time studies, completing the program in two years.

*The Graduate Academic Calendar describes this requirement as 4.0 units of course weight and a 1.0 unit thesis; a one-term course represents 0.5 units.

Your Career

If you want to become a leader in teaching, an administrator, a researcher or an academic, or a highly qualified educator, the Master of Arts in Education may be the perfect fit for you! Graduates from our program are teachers; educators in the corporate, government, arts, health, and not-for-profit sectors; PhD candidates; professors and instructors in colleges and universities; administrators and policy-makers.

Meet our current students and recent graduates »

Program Highlights

The RMA is a research-intensive, thesis-based program that will allow you to pursue specialized scholarly studies under the supervision of a faculty member.

The RMA will enable you to delve deeply into a particular area of study, and contribute to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of Education.

Admission Requirements

Depending on your program area, admission requirements may vary. You will need to meet the Master of Arts in Education admission requirements in the program area you plan to study.

In general, admission requirements include a Bachelor of Education or another Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Some program areas may also require a year of teaching experience.

Please see the Graduate Academic Calendar for full admission requirements »

Program Requirements

Program requirements for the RMA vary. In general, you must complete graduate courses and a thesis; in total, these requirements must include at least 5.0 academic units. (A one-term course is the equivalent of 0.5 units of coursework. The thesis will represent at least 1.0 units of coursework.) See the Graduate Academic Calendar for full program requirements » 

To complete the thesis requirement, you will work with a faculty supervisor to deeply research a topic and to produce a thesis. Your thesis supervisor will have similar research interests to yours, so you should review faculty research profiles when choosing a thesis topic.

In general, full-time students can complete the program requirements in two years. Part-time students may take up to five years to complete the program requirements.

Meet our students and graduates »

Program Highlights

The Master of Arts (MA) School Psychology program is a two-year, full-time thesis-based master's degree program.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for this program include the following:

  1. An undergraduate degree in psychology, preferably an honours degree in psychology or equivalent, with a high academic standing (normally a minimum of a B+ (GPA3.3) is required. In addition, a degree in education with a high academic standing (normally a minimum of a B+ (GPA 3.3) is also preferred and considered necessary in some provinces in order to work in the schools.
  2. Related work/volunteer experience.
  3. Three letters of reference attesting to academic and work experiences, and personal characteristics.

Prior to admission, the most promising applicants may be interviewed to evaluate their understanding of and motivation for entry into the field of school psychology. Learn more »

Program Requirements

 The School Psychology program includes coursework, practicum, and research, which culminates in a 600-hour internship. Most graduates from this program work as psychologists in the school system. Learn more »

 The Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies is offered jointly by the Mount, Acadia University, and St. Francis Xavier University. Learn more »