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)
  • June 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.

Only complete applications will be considered, this means all required documents must be submitted (all letters of reference must be received by the deadline as well).

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

Also known as the Integrated Master of Education, 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

You can complete this degree as a traditional thesis or course based program on campus over two years. There is also the opportunity to take the majority of your classes online and then participate in a Summer Institute with a capstone component. Each of these cohorts are focused around a specific theme.

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
Marie BattisteViolence prevention among youth, Indigenous/Aboriginal education, knowledge, languages, and humanities, decolonization of education
Carmen Gilles
Maggie KovachFirst Nations Education, Adult Education, Educational Methodologies
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?EUR(TM)s knowledge, narrative inquiry, familial curriculum making
Paul OrlowskiSociology of education, social studies education, international education, teaching for democracy, Aboriginal education, critical media literacy
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, 2018 $1379.00 $2178.82
January 1 - April 30, 2019 $1379.00 $2178.82
May 1 - August 31, 2019 $1379.00 $2178.82
Total per academic year $4137.00 $6536.46

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 $222.80 $352.02
Maintenance of Status course $668.40 $1056.07
Cost per 3 credit unit class $668.40 $1056.07

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
    • 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 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.

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. 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
Dianne Miller

Graduate Administrator
Sherry Richert