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The Degree of Master of Education with a specialization in Adult, Community and Higher Education (Education Policy Studies) [Graduate]


This specialization provides advanced study for individuals who work with adults in the capacity of teaching, administration, or community leadership within a variety of institutional, community, and workplace settings throughout the world.

Program Requirements


In addition to the department core courses (★6), students must complete specialization core courses and optional courses for a total of ★33 for course-based programs, or ★24 for thesis-based programs.

Options/Electives


  • 500-level and above courses taken across the department or faculty, chosen in consultation with the supervisor or program advisor.
  • Students may undertake a supervised individual study course if permitted by their specialization program and only with prior approval by their advisor/supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator. Permission will not be granted if the proposed content is available through regular course offerings.

Thesis-based Program:


  • Registration in 900-level THES. All students in a thesis-based Master of Education shall present a thesis embodying the results of their research on a topic approved by their supervisor.

Length of Program


There is no residence requirement for the Master of Education program.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MEd program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MEd program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years.