The application window for international students for the 2025-2026 academic year closes Jan. 2, 2025 for a start date of September 2025.

The application deadline for domestic students is March 31 for a September 2025 start date.

All applications and supporting documents must be received by the deadline. Please note that only complete applications are processed after the deadline has passed.

Program Expected length Thesis-based Project-based Course-based
M.Ed. 2 years

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

  • The interdisciplinary and international study of Indigenous education
  • Anti-racist and anti-oppressive education
  • Ecological, environmental, place-based and land-based education
  • Teacher education
  • Sexual orientation and gender study
  • Lives of teachers, children, and parents
  • Climate change education
  • Critical pedagogy, neoliberalism, and education for democracy

You can complete this degree as a thesis- or course-based program through online classes or face-to-face approaches over two years. There is the opportunity to take courses online and then participate in a Summer Institute. The course-based route may include a capstone component. In consultation with faculty advisors, both thesis and course-based students will design their program around a specific theme.

Interested in a Ph.D.? We also offer a cross-departmental Ph.D. in Education.

Summer Institutes

Take your classes online throughout the year, then meet up with your peers in the summer for an intensive, tranformative experience. 

Research supervisors

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

Name Research areas
Geraldine BalzerTeacher education, Secondary school English language arts, Aboriginal education, Decolonization, Transformative education, Service learning
Carmen GilliesCritical race theory, anti-racist education, Indigenous education, critical mixed-race studies
Lynn LemiskoTeacher education, social studies education, history of education
Shaun MurphyTeacher education, curriculum studies, mathematics education, teacher & children knowledge of school, narrative inquiry, and more
Julia Paulson
Karla WilliamsonEpistemologies, Cross-culturality, Multi-culturalism, Inuit World views, Gender relations, Resilience and Aboriginal peoples
Alexandria WilsonIndigenous knowledge, Cree cosmology, Indigenous and Cross-Cultural research methodologies, Queering Education, Two-spirit identity, and more

Tuition and funding


Limited scholarships may be available for accepted thesis-based students. Scholarships will be reviewed after March 1st.

Graduate students at USask can receive funding from a variety of sources to support their graduate education.


Thesis or project-based master's 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 students International students
September 1 - December 31, 2023 $1,644.00 CAD $3,699.00 CAD
January 1 - April 30, 2024 $1,644.00 CAD $3,699.00 CAD
May 1 - August 31, 2024 $1,644.00 CAD $3,699.00 CAD
Total per academic year $4,932.00 CAD $11,097.00 CAD

Course-based master's or postgraduate diploma 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 their 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 assessed tuition equivalent to 3 credit units to stay in their program.

Graduate students in course-based programs registered in any undergraduate classes will be assessed tuition for these classes at the undergraduate rate. International graduate students in these programs registered in undergraduate courses, whether or not the classes are part of their program of study, will also be assessed the undergraduate international differential rate of 4.2.

Canadian students International students
Cost per graduate credit unit $265.80 CAD $598.05 CAD
Maintenance of Status course $797.40 CAD $1,794.15 CAD
Cost per 3 credit unit graduate class $797.40 CAD $1,794.15 CAD

Student fees

In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.

Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024 Summer 2024
Student fees $497.88 CAD $659.51 CAD $35.00 CAD $35.00 CAD

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 (M.Ed.)

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from a recognized college or university or documented and approved equivalency
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)

Application process

Submit an online application

Note that international students may only apply to start in September. Domestic students may choose to start in Spring/Summer or September.

Before beginning your online application, be sure that you have carefully reviewed all program information and admission requirements on this page.

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • Contact information of your three referees
    • For your letters of recommendation, two of your referees must be academic contacts, and the third may be academic or professional
  • Your complete academic history from all previous post-secondary institutions

The application takes about 30 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $120 application fee. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.

Submit required documents

Once you've submitted your online application, you will have access to upload your required documents, and provide the contact information for your references. To do this, go to the "Supplemental Items & Documents" tab in your application, and upload the documents outlined below.

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 be required only for applicants 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 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9

  • 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.

Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.

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 116 Thorvaldson Building - 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9

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

1. A curriculum vitae or resume

2. A statement/letter of intent with the following information:

  • if you are requesting a thesis or course-based program and the term you wish to start
  • 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
Geraldine Balzer

Graduate Administrator
Charmaine Spezowka