Master of Arts in Higher Education
Master of Arts in Higher Education Overview
Are you curious about higher education as a field of study? Do you want to gain research skills and apply them to issues related to colleges and universities?
This research-stream program best serves those seeking the knowledge and skills needed to pursue administrative and policy careers related to higher education. It also prepares students to pursue doctoral studies in higher education and related fields.
We welcome applicants with diverse but relevant backgrounds.
For detailed information about the program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.
At a Glance
Full-time (6 sessions)
Part-time (10 sessions)
Coursework & Thesis
Funding and Tuition
For current information about tuition fees, funding, and financial support, visit Tuition & Financial Support.
Applications for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle are set to open early October 2022.
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Why I Chose Leadership, Adult & Higher Education
Henry Ssali (Master of Arts 2019)
Founder and Executive Director, University of Toronto African Alumni Association
"OISE has one of the most vibrant student communities in the entire University of Toronto. As a public relations professional and community leader, I see it reflected in the number of campus clubs and associations OISE students participate in on a regular basis."
Master of Arts in Higher Education Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements
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)
- Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
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
All applicants must submit:
- Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended.
- Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional).
- Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.
- Answers to faculty admissions questions (applicants are to answer each question in an essay format).
- Written evidence of ability to define a research question or problem, devise a research design, and analyze and report research findings – all in an academically rigorous manner. This sample of written work may be an undergraduate thesis, long essays or papers written for undergraduate courses, reports and studies written as part of employment, or other documents that demonstrate the ability to conduct research at the master's degree level.
Additional Program Information
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Take the next step in your academic journey and start your application to graduate studies at OISE.