The Leadership in Post-Secondary Education program is not currently accepting applications.
|Program||Expected Length||Project and/or thesis||Course based|
The Leadership in Post-Secondary Education Program is a new field of specialization offered through the Department of Educational Administration. The certificate and master’s degree options provide opportunities for students who would like to develop skills and knowledge specific to leadership in post-secondary educational institutions (colleges, polytechnics, and universities).
It is not necessary to contact faculty before you apply to this program.
|David Burgess||Organizational Theory, Modelling and Analysis, Educational and Administrative Law|
|Michael Cottrell||Native-newcomer Relations, Indigenous Education, International and Comparative Education, Educational Leadership|
|Paul Newton||School Improvement, The Principalship, Leadership, Staff Development|
|Janet Okoko||School leadership development, immigrant & minority education, socially empowered learning, monitoring and evaluation of education initiatives|
|Michelle Prytula||Learning, identity, leadership, induction, educational finance, and improvement|
|Vicki Squires||Post-secondary education, leadership, assessment and evaluation, organizational theory, scholarship of teaching and learning|
|Keith Walker||Leadership & followership systems, development of flourishing learning organizations, fostering well-being, good governance & ethical decision making|
|Dawn Wallin||Educational administration and leadership, rural education and governance, equity issues in education|
|Jing Xiao||Comparative and international education, governance and administration in post-secondary education|
Tuition and funding
In their applications, students should identify their financial status and state if attendance is contingent on receiving financial aid. The department employs graduate students as marking assistants and a limited number of scholarships, research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available. There is a keen competition for this financial support. Applications for departmental scholarships, Research Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships may only be submitted after a student has been admitted.
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, 2022|
|January 1 - April 30, 2023|
|May 1 - August 31, 2023|
|Total per academic year|
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 3.6.
|Canadian students||International students|
|Cost per graduate credit unit|
|Maintenance of Status course|
|Cost per 3 credit unit graduate class|
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 2022||Winter 2023||Spring 2023||Summer 2023|
|Student fees||$782.50 CAD||$323.47 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.
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
- 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 (e.g. 60 credit units); students with averages below 70% may be considered for probationary entry into the program
- A four year honours degree, or equivalent from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the field of study
- Favourable recommendation from the Admissions Committee of the Department of Educational Administration
- Favourable recommendations from three academic/professional referees
- Two or more years of successful teaching experience
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.
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:
- A curriculum vitae or resume with a focus on your educational background and teaching experience;
- A one to two page statement/letter of intent explaining why you are interested in pursuing Master's-level studies in the Department of Educational Administration.
Department of Educational Administration
College of Education
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1
Dr. Michael Cottrell
- Educational Administration
Learn more about the academic unit offering this program
- Program and Course Catalogue
To view official admission and program requirements