Application FAQ

  1. To what program of study should I apply?
  2. How do I apply to a graduate program in Education?
  3. What is a self-administered application?
  4. What do you mean by "official" transcripts?
  5. What if I can't get official transcripts?
  6. What do I need to do as an International Student?
  7. Should I submit my GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) score?
  8. What sort of background do I need to enter into the MEd program?
  9. Should I speak with Faculty member before submitting my application?
  10. What is the deadline date to apply?
  11. Is online learning or distance education available?

1. To what program of study should I apply?

Choosing a program of study can be difficult. We suggest that you:

  • determine what your academic and/or professional goals are
  • connect with faculty with whom you are interested in studying (Faculty Directory)
  • connect with someone working in the field in which you're interested - what qualifications and credentials do they have?

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2. How do I apply to a graduate program in Education?

You can find more information about the Master's Program.
You can find more information about the PhD Program.
You can read the How to Apply Guide (1.76 MB)PDF
Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to apply online.

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3. What is a self-administered application?

You are required to compile all necessary application materials together with your support documentation in a complete application package to Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Complete applications will be processed after the deadline of February 15; incomplete applications will be held over until the next application period.

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4. What do you mean by "official" transcripts?

Official transcripts are mailed in a sealed envelope and are signed/stamped by the issuing institution. One official transcript of your academic record from each and every institution that you have attended must be included in your application. Original transcripts may not the same as official transcripts. Transcripts received in an unsealed envelope, faxed, issued to the student, informal grade reports, or electronically transmitted are not considered official. To find out if your transcripts meet the standards of "official", please contact Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

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5. What if I can't get official transcripts?

On extremely rare occasions, an academic institution may only issue one original transcript and may not issue additional official transcripts. As well, some applicants, under very extraordinary circumstances, cannot acquire official transcripts. If your university does not issue additional official transcripts or you are unable to obtain official transcripts because of extraordinary circumstances, please contact Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

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6. What do I need to do as an International Student?

International applicants should read the information provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

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7. Should I submit my GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) score?

No. The Faculty of Education does not require these scores.

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8. What sort of background do I need to enter into the MEd program?

You must have a four-year Bachelor's degree with a graduating average of at least 70%. Applicants with a marginally lower 4-year average may be accepted if their performance in the last two complete years is significantly higher (75% or more) documented by official transcript from the awarding institution.

You must have the academic background required to undertake graduate studies in the chosen field e.g. a Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work or Adult Education. Applicants who fail to meet this requirement but otherwise meet the criteria may be admitted as a probationary student.

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9. Should I speak with faculty member before submitting my application?

It is not necessary to speak to a faculty member before you apply, but it is recommended if you are applying to the thesis route or the PhD program in Education. If you have any questions about the program or process of application, you can contact us online or by phone at 306-585-4502.

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10. What is the deadline date to apply?

The deadlines to apply are February 15 and October 15 every year. If you miss one of those deadlines, your application will be held over to the next application process.

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11. Is online learning or distance education available?

There may be one or two web-based courses offered in a semester, but overall, you need to attend classes in person.

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