Applicants must apply and submit all supporting documentation by:

  • February 1 if you would like to start the program in May
  • May 1 if you would like to start the program in September

Please note that this is an online program and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) forms will not be issued for offers of admission.

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

This online program is for health professionals looking to improve teaching practices, leadership skills, and curriculum design. The M.Ed. is designed to allow students to continue working full-time while pursuing course work. The interdisciplinary courses will bring the knowledge and approaches of educational administration and curriculum studies into a health sciences context.

In this program, students will complete eight courses alongside students enrolled in the Quality Teaching in Health Professions Education and Improving Teaching and Learning in Health Professions Education certificate programs before engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning through two final research-based courses. 

A student may begin studies in the certificate programs and ladder into the full M.Ed. degree.

For full program requirements, see the Course and Program Catalogue.

The M.Ed. Health Professions Education program will require continuous enrollment as of January 1, 2023.

Previously our students have been able to miss enrollment in any given term as a special exemption to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies policy for all graduate students. We will be updating to follow this policy in the new year. This will mean that all HPE master's students need to take at least 3 credits per term, for all 3 terms a year, until their degree is completed.

Students who cannot take a course in any given term but do not qualify for an approved leave will need to register in a Maintenance of Status. This is a placeholder registration that maintains your place in the program for one term without completing coursework. Maintenance of Status enrollment carries with it tuition fees and student fees equivalent to a three (3) credit unit course and requires submitting an override form online.


Program Canadian students International students
Master of Education in Health Professions Education  per course $1,406.10 CAD $3,163.72 CAD

Tuition is assessed at a rate of $1406.10 per 3 credit unit course.

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.)

  • A four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • Language proficiency requirements: Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English
  • Teaching responsibilities and/or the ability to demonstrate teaching experience

Application process

Submit an online application

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

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Statement/letter of intent (one to two pages) that includes:
    • Why you are interested in pursuing Masters-level studies in the Department of Educational Administration
    • Biography/professional background
    • Future career aspirations
    • Tentative timetable for completion


Department of Educational Administration
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive, Room 3079
Saskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1

Graduate Administrator
Katrina Hutchence
Telephone: (306) 966-2509

Graduate Chair
Dr. Michael Cottrell