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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Education
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Master of Education

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    Expected duration

    • 2+ years

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    Program options

    • Thesis-based and course-based route
    • Summer Institutes in Educational Administration

Program details

The MEd in Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology offers specializations in adult and post-secondary education; counselling psychology; cross-cultural, sociological and philosophical foundations in education; educational administration; and inclusive education. You can choose to take a thesis-based or course-based route.

Thesis-Based Route

Expected duration: 2+ years
Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

The MEd in Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology program (thesis-based) consists of 18 credit hours of coursework and a thesis requirement.

Courses prepare the student to design and implement a research project that leads to the thesis. For the thesis, students will select a research question, gather and interpret data and present the investigation and its results as a written document with the program advisor’s support. An oral defense of the thesis concludes the program.

Course-Based Route

Expected duration: 2+ years
Tuition and fees: One year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

The MEd in Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology program (course-based) consists of 30 credit hours of coursework and a comprehensive examination.

With the help of a program advisor, students will select their concentration and courses that lead to mastery within Educational Administration. Once they have completed the course component, students will prepare a document that demonstrates comprehensive mastery with the program advisor’s support. The document can be a final examination or a project, which may conclude with an oral defense of the document.

Sample course offerings

  • EDUA 7010: Educational Administration as a Field of Study and Practice (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 7050: Theoretical Perspectives in Educational Administration (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 5800: Introduction to Educational Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 5100: Issues in the Administration of Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 7020: Politics of Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 7060: Organizational Planning and Development in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 7540: Programs in Career Development (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 7560: Cross-Cultural and Diversity Counselling (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 7712: Working with Family, School and Community Systems (3 credit hours)
  • EDUA 7870: Measurement and Evaluation in Schools (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

To qualify for the MEd in Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology program, you must have a minimum of:

  • A four year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a university recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
    • with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in your last 60 credit hours of university study.
  • Two or more years of relevant work experience
  • Suitable academic and/or professional background for the program area and concentration.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

Applications for the MEd in Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology program are accepted for Fall, Winter and Summer entry. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts
  • Current CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • Statement of intent
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Statement of intent requirements

500 words maximum; double-spaced.

The statement of intent is an opportunity to reflect on your interest in the field of education and to give the Admissions Committee a better idea of who you are.

The statement of intent is an important component of your application and we ask that you pay attention to both form and content.

Your statement of intent should address the following categories (and any additional areas) in any order you wish:

  • Professional experience (comment on any relevant work experience)
  • Personal qualities related to your career objectives
  • Reasons for study and plans for completion; this should include both whether you intend to study part-time or full-time and whether you plan to take a thesis or course-based route 
  • Career interests and objectives

Application deadlines

Canadian and US applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Summer 2022 January 8, 2022 Not open yet
Fall 2022 January 8, 2022 Not open yet

International applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Fall 2022 January 8, 2022 Not open yet

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Faculty of Education
203 Education Building,
71 Curry Place
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

education@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9004
1-800-432-1960 ext 9004
Fax: 204-474-7551