Application deadlines depend on the term you wish to begin studies:

  • January 1: to begin in May (D Spring term start)
  • March 1: to begin in July (D Spring/Summer term start)
  • May 1: to begin in September (B Fall term start)
  • September 1: to begin in January (C Winter term start)

International students must apply by January 1st to begin studies in September. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you should apply before March 1st.

ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.Ed.2 years

Also known as the Integrated Master of Education, this research in this program explores:

  • Indigenous and anti-racist education
  • Environmental and ecological education
  • Comparative and international education
  • Gender and sexual orientation issues
  • Teacher education

Classes are offered on campus or through two year cohort delivery which offers thematic specializations and a blended delivery format that allows part time study at a distance. Thematic areas offered through cohort delivery include:

With these cohorts, students take online classes and come together for summer institutes.

Research supervisors

It is not necessary to find a potential supervisor before you apply to this program.

Name Research areas
Marie BattisteViolence prevention among youth, Indigenous/Aboriginal education, knowledge, languages, and humanities, decolonization of education
Maggie KovachFirst Nations Education, Adult Education, Educational Methodologies
Lynn LemiskoTeacher education, social studies education, history of education
Marcia McKenzieEnvironment & place, globalization & social justice, educational policy & practice, youth culture & activism, the politics of social science research
Janet McVittieStudent engagement through inquiry, education for sustainable development, experiential education, culturally responsive teaching
Dianne MillerHistory of women & education, land- and place-based pedagogies, poetry, history of teaching
Shaun MurphyTeacher education, curriculum studies, mathematics education, teacher & children’s knowledge, narrative inquiry, familial curriculum making
Paul OrlowskiSociology of education, social studies education, international education, teaching for democracy, Aboriginal education, critical media literacy
Robert RegnierPhilosophy of education, process teaching and learning, ecological education, learning as valuing, teaching and learning at university
Verna St. DenisTeaching lives of Indigenous teachers, anti-colonial, critical race theory, anti-oppressive teacher education, western theories, Indigenous education
Karla WilliamsonEpistemologies, Cross-culturality, Multi-culturalism, Inuit World views, Gender relations, Resilience and Aboriginal peoples
Alexandria WilsonIndigenous knowledge, Cross-Cultural research methodologies, Gay, lesbian & two-spirit narratives, Aboriginal Health & well being, Violence prevention
Howard WoodhouseAcademic freedom and university autonomy, university teaching and learning as storytelling, process philosophy, global and international education

Tuition and funding


Thesis students whose applications are received before March 1st are considered by the Department of Educational Foundations for University of Saskatchewan scholarships of $10,000 to $15,000.

In addition to potential funding from your department, there are scholarships and awards available to all eligible students. There are also special programs for international students from China, Vietnam, and Ecuador.


Thesis or project based program

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.

Term Canadian International
September 1 - December 31, 2016 $1300.00 $1950.00
January 1 - April 30, 2017 $1300.00 $1950.00
May 1 - August 31, 2017 $1300.00 $1950.00
Total per academic year $3900.00 $5850.00

Course based program

Students in course based programs pay tuition for each class they take. Every class is assigned a number of credit units (usually three) which determines the cost. If a student is not enrolled in any classes for a term, they will need to register in a 'Maintenance of Status' class that is 3 credits to stay in their program.

P.G.D. students do not need to register in the Maintenance of Status course as long as they take a single class every academic year.

Canadian International
Cost per credit unit $210.10 $315.15
Cost for a three credit unit class $630.30 $945.45
Maintenance of Status course $630.30 $945.45

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

Master of Education

  • A four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), or equivalent, from a recognized college or university
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English

Application process

Submit an online application

Once you begin an application, choose one of the following application forms in the system:

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
  • Graduate (C) Winter term start - January
  • Graduate (D) Spring term start - May

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of your three referees
  • Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.

If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.

Submitting required documents

Once you've completed an online application you will need to have the following documents submitted:

  • You will need to send in official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses (including, where necessary, a certified English translation), even if a degree was not awarded. You do not need to submit transcripts for courses taken at the U of S.
  • Have the transcripts sent directly from the institutions to the department address below.
  • If your current degree is still in progress, you will need to arrange for your official final transcripts showing the awarding of your degree to be sent to your department.
  • Copies of transcripts are not acceptable as final admission documents, unless they have also been verified and stamped by your issuing institution.

If you are required to provide proof of English proficiency your English test results need to be sent directly from the organization where your tests were taken to the department address below.

In addition to the above official documents, send the following to the Graduate Secretary listed below:

1. Resume of previous employment

2. A letter of intent with the following information

  • if you are requesting a thesis or course based program and the term you wish to start
  • if you are applying to enter a cohort (Lifelong LearningLand-Based Indigenous EducationAboriginal Education Cohort or Critical Environmental Education) and state why you are a good candidate for the cohort
  • a 600-800 word essay outlining how your personal and academic background prepares you for the program of study you wish to undertake. In your essay, we invite you to consider the following questions:
    • What are my personal and professional aspirations in taking this program of study?
    • How has my academic background, personal life, and work experience prepared me for undertaking this program of study?
    • To what questions am I seeking answers?
    • What is my experience with writing academic papers?
    • How would I describe my writing capacities?
    • What other ways do I engage and share knowledge?


College of Education
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1

Graduate Chair
Shaun Murphy

Graduate Administrator
Sherry Richert