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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Higher Education Program

Master of Education (MEd) - Higher Education


This course-based, professional degree program is designed for higher education professionals looking to advance their understanding of the issues confronting their institution and the postsecondary system.

It best serves students seeking research-informed knowledge on how colleges and universities work in order to pursue or advance administrative and policy careers related to higher education. 


We welcome applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds.


Two delivery models

  • Regular MEd stream: Students are accepted every year and can register on a full-time or part-time basis. The minimum full-time program length is 1.5 years. 
     
  • Leadership cohort stream: The focus of the cohort is on leadership in higher education, and the expectation is that students have experience in, or are aspiring to, work in that professional capacity in colleges or universities. Students move through the program as a cohort and register part-time. Classes are generally offered in a compressed format to suit working professionals.

    The cohort option is a
    vailable in select years. The next cohort begins September 2019, and we'll start accepting applications Fall 2018. 


Study options: Full-time or part-time
Components: Coursework
Length: Minimum full-time program length is 1.5 years

For detailed information about the program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar and the OISE Bulletin

Looking for printable information on this degree program? Download an information sheet.

 

 

Curriculum

1. Coursework: Students complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:
 

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Collaborative specializations


Collaborative specializations provide graduate students enrolled in participating degree programs with an additional multidisciplinary experience as they complete their home degree program. 

Learn more about the collaborative specializations offered to MEd students in the Higher Education program. 

Faculty


Faculty in the Higher Education program have multi-disciplinary teaching and research expertise in a wide range of fields. To learn more about our faculty, check out our program's faculty listing for profiles.

Our faculty's expertise includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Higher education, globalization and neoliberalism
  • Comparative higher education and international academic relations
  • Educational leadership and change
  • Higher education policy and politics in Canada
  • Minoritization in postsecondary institutions
  • Indigenous college student experience
  • Politics in higher education
  • Sociology of knowledge

Tuition

The following are annual tuition fees for 2018-2019. These figures include all non-tuition related fees.
 

  • Domestic full-time students: $12,779.52.
  • Domestic part-time students: $4,200.47
  • International full-time students: $36,728.52
  • Please note: Master's programs at OISE have minimum degree fees.
     

For detailed and up-to-date information about tuition fees, funding, and financial support, visit Tuition and Financial Support.  

Admissions and application information

General information


Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents. 


Program-specific information

Minimum admission requirements

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a grade equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.
     

Required supporting documents  

  • Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional)
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Intent
     

Deadlines 

The main application deadline is November 15, 2018. Tguarantee consideration for admission, applicants should submit their application and supporting documents by this date. 

After November 15, admission to some programs may remain open. For the most up-to-date information on application deadlines, please visit OISE Admissions

Contact

Questions about applying? Please contact the OISE admissions office at 416-978-4300 or admissions.oise@utoronto.ca

Questions about the program? 
Please contact program assistants at 416-978-1251 or lhae.pa@utoronto.ca – or check out our student handbook
 

Questions about the Leadership Cohort 9?
Dr. Katharine Janzen
Coordinator, MEd in Higher Education/Leadership Cohorts
416-978-1232, or
katharine.janzen@utoronto.ca