Application deadline for international students is January 1st to start in September 1st.

The application deadline for domestic students is March 1st. The program can begin in either July or September every year.

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:

  • the interdisciplinary and international study of Indigenous education
  • anti-racist and anti-oppressive education
  • ecological and environmental education
  • teacher education
  • sexual orientation and gender study

You can complete this degree as thesis or course based program through on-line 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
Marie BattisteIndigenous/Aboriginal education, knowledge, languages, and humanities, decolonization of education in higher education
Carmen GillesCritical race theory, anti-racist education, Indigenous education, critical mixed-race studies
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, place based education, land based education, education for social and ecological justice
Dianne MillerHistory of women & education, land- and place-based pedagogies, poetry, history of teaching
Shaun MurphyTeacher education, curriculum studies, mathematics education, teacher & children knowledge of school, narrative inquiry, and more
Paul OrlowskiSociology of education, social studies education, international education, teaching for democracy, 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, 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.

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 and Mexico.


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, 2019 $1420.00 $2243.60
January 1 - April 30, 2020 $1420.00 $2243.60
May 1 - August 31, 2020 $1420.00 $2243.60
Total per academic year $4260.00 $6730.80

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 $229.50 $362.61
Maintenance of Status course $688.50 $1087.83
Cost per 3 credit unit class $688.50 $1087.83

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 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Student fees $741.84 $282.81 $22.50 $22.50

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

  • 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% (University of Saskatchewan 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.

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

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
  • 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.

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. 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
Charmaine Spezowka