Program

International student deadline:
  • January 1 for September start dates

Domestic student deadlines:

  • May 1 for September start dates
  • September 1 for January start dates
  • January 1 for May start dates
ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.Ed.2 years

The Leadership in Post-Secondary Education Program is a new field of specialization offered through the Department of Educational Administration. The Certificate and Master’s degree options provide opportunities for students who would like to develop skills and knowledge specific to leadership in post-secondary educational institutions (colleges, polytechnics, and universities).

Research supervisors

It is not necessary to contact faculty before you apply to this program.

Name Research areas
David BurgessOrganizational Theory, Modelling and Analysis, Educational and Administrative Law
Michael CottrellNative-newcomer Relations, Indigenous Education, International and Comparative Education, Educational Leadership
Paul NewtonSchool Improvement, The Principalship, Leadership, Staff Development
Janet OkokoSchool Leadership Preparation/Development, Socially Empowered Learning, Monitoring/Evaluation of Educational Programs, Immigrants/Minority Education
Michelle PrytulaLearning, identity, leadership, induction, educational finance, and improvement
Vicki SquiresPost-Secondary Education, Leadership, Assessment and Evaluation, Organizational Theory
Keith WalkerLeadership Ethics, Policy Making, Community Relations
Jing XiaoInternational Comparative Educational Administration, Organizational Theory, and Post-secondary Educational administration

Tuition and funding

Funding

In their applications, students should identify their financial status and state if attendance is contingent on receiving financial aid. The department employs graduate students as marking assistants and a limited number of scholarships, research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available. There is a keen competition for this financial support. Applications for Departmental Scholarships, Research Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships may only be submitted after a student has been admitted.

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.

Tuition

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, 2017 $1313.00 $1969.50
January 1 - April 30, 2018 $1313.00 $1969.50
May 1 - August 31, 2018 $1313.00 $1969.50
Total per academic year $3939.00 $5908.50

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 $212.20 $318.30
Cost for a three credit unit class $636.60 $954.90
Maintenance of Status course $636.60 $954.90

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

  • 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 full time 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;
  • Two or more years of successful teaching experience

Application process

Submit an online application

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

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September

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
    • Two of your referees must be persons under whom you've studied. The third may be either a person whom you have worked professionally under, or under whom you've studied
  • 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 upload the following documents:

Please note that in most cases, you will need to allow one business day after paying your application fee before you are permitted to upload documents.

Preliminary Statement of Marks

  • Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
  • The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
  • All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
  • Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.

Uploading documents

Post-secondary Transcripts

If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room C180, 105 Administration Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5A2

  • Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.

For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:

  • It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
  • Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
  • Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.

Uploading documents

If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room C180, 105 Administration Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5A2

In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following documents:

  • Copies of your academic transcript(s): your official transcripts must be sent by the registrar(s) of the university or universities which you have attended;
  • A resume with a focus on your educational background and teaching experience;
  • A one to two page statement explaining why you are interested in pursuing Master's-level studies in the Department of Educational Administration

Contact

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

Graduate Chair
Dr. Vicki Squires
Email: vicki.squires@usask.ca

Graduate Administrator
Katrina Hutchence
Email: ed_adm_gradsec@usask.ca