Application deadline for international students is January 15 to start September 1.
The following application deadlines are for *domestic* students only:
- For classes starting July, the deadline to apply is February 15.
- For classes starting September, the deadline to apply is March 31.
|Program||Expected Length||Project and/or thesis||Course based|
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 PhD? We also offer a cross-departmental PhD in Education.
It is not necessary to find a potential supervisor before you apply to this program.
|Marie Battiste||Indigenous/Aboriginal education, knowledge, languages, and humanities, decolonization of education in higher education|
|Carmen Gilles||Critical race theory, anti-racist education, Indigenous education, critical mixed-race studies|
|Maggie Kovach||First Nations Education, Adult Education, Educational Methodologies|
|Lynn Lemisko||Teacher education, social studies education, history of education|
|Marcia McKenzie||Environment & place, globalization & social justice, educational policy & practice, youth culture & activism, the politics of social science research|
|Janet McVittie||Student engagement, place based education, land based education, education for social and ecological justice|
|Dianne Miller||History of women & education, land- and place-based pedagogies, poetry, history of teaching|
|Shaun Murphy||Teacher education, curriculum studies, mathematics education, teacher & children knowledge of school, narrative inquiry, and more|
|Paul Orlowski||Sociology of education, social studies education, international education, teaching for democracy, critical media literacy|
|Verna St. Denis||Teaching lives of Indigenous teachers, anti-colonial, critical race theory, anti-oppressive teacher education, western theories, Indigenous education|
|Karla Williamson||Epistemologies, Cross-culturality, Multi-culturalism, Inuit World views, Gender relations, Resilience and Aboriginal peoples|
|Alexandria Wilson||Indigenous 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.
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.
|September 1 - December 31, 2020||$1,420.00 CAD||$2,243.60 CAD|
|January 1 - April 30, 2021||$1,420.00 CAD||$2,243.60 CAD|
|May 1 - August 31, 2021||$1,420.00 CAD||$2,243.60 CAD|
|Total per academic year||$4,260.00 CAD||$6,730.80 CAD|
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.
|Cost per graduate credit unit||$229.50 CAD||$362.61 CAD|
|Maintenance of Status course||$688.50 CAD||$1087.83 CAD|
|Cost per 3 credit unit graduate class||$688.50 CAD||$1087.83 CAD|
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 2020||Winter 2021||Spring 2021||Summer 2021|
|Student fees||$699.04 CAD||$299.28 CAD||$27.50 CAD||$27.50 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.
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% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
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 $90 application fee. 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.
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 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.
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.
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
- if you are applying to enter a cohort (Lifelong Learning, Land-Based Indigenous Education, Aboriginal 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